Hello Blog Readers. This is Marcus Jackson, the FOX 10 / CW 55 Resident Movie Guru here.
I just want to say one thing ….. I’M BACK! And Boy I Came Back At A Good Time When It Comes To Movies.
This was a great weekend to go see a good movie and with a payout of $161 Million at the Box Office it was safe to say that “The Odds Were With …” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This sequel to last year’s hit film that started the series, The Hunger Games, became the biggest November opening at the movies here in the US … EVER! It has been getting rave reviews and by the way people were lining up to see it in 2D & IMAX it was well worth the wait.
I can tell you that fans of the books … like myself … were well pleased with the results of the finished product that hit the Big Screen on this past Thursday. Yes, the film had some evening showing across the country. I went to an 8:30pm showing this past Thursday with some family members and made it a Family Movie Night and we all had a great time together.
Catching Fire is the second adaptation film from the series based on the second book in the series written by Suzanne Collins. It takes places a few months right after the ending of the last film at the conclusion of the 74th Annual Hunger Games and the “victors” were the tributes from District 12 – Katniss Everdeen & Peeta Mellark. To the dismay of the head of the Capital, President Snow, because there is only suppose to be “one” victor in a fight to the death but they defied the rules and thus in the process became rebels and a symbol of hope in a world where it was thought that all hope was lost in the games. But now the odds are not in the favor for the victors because of Katniss’ “Stand Against The System of The Games” President Snow wants her “Eliminated” …. i.e. …. DEAD.
And not just her but all of the surviving former Victors of the Hunger Games are in danger because of Katniss’ actions. In Turn, the surviving Victors in all 12 districts become tributes for the 75th Annual Hunger Games. Thus is the premise for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And according to the Box Office results The Fire Was HOT!
Click on this link below and check out this trailer from the film courtesy of IMDb …. http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi130262553/
And here’s a side note of movie trivia for you – Actor Liam Hemsworth who plays Gale Hawthrone in this movie beat out his actor brother, Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor, Norse God of Thunder & Marvel Comics Avenger in the No# 2 in the country – THOR: The Dark World. Needless to say, the Hemsworth brothers are on top of the movie universe right now. That’s the way Hollywood rolls sometimes.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is an awesome film and it was worth the wait. The storyline, the special effects, the costumes and outfits the cast wore, the locations – They did a lot of the filming in Hawaii. Go check out some of the cast interviews here on the web after you check out the movie. It could be a nice distraction from the hustle of Thanksgiving holiday dash of Turkey Thursday and Black Friday shopping … well for many stores it’s Black Thursday since they will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
This is Marcus Jackson, the FOX 10 / CW 55 Resident Movie Guru. The Holiday Movie Season is in full swing now. Some Very Good Movies are out and on the way to a theater near you in the coming weeks. And my sisters, Donna & Jessica, and Adopted Mom, Barbara, our next Family Movie Night – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Hope to see you all at the movies and Have A Happy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend!