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I saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with my relatives over Thanksgiving weekend, and it was awesome. I have to say, it was probably the funnest movie I’ve seen this year. It’s up there with Thor: The Dark World, The To-Do List, and…wait a second, Gravity was pretty awesome, too. Anyway regardless of rankings, it was an entertaining and insightful exploration of the resiliency of the human spirit.
Catching Fire is the second Hunger Games installation of three or four movies (the book series has three books). The first movie — which had a fantastic set design, by the way — tells the story of Katniss Everdeen, a young girl who volunteers as a tribute in the annual Hunger Games. She lives in Panem’s District 12, a country where the Capitol controls all and exploits the other districts for resources. In the film, Katniss has to use all her strength, cleverness, and guile to survive the Games.
The first movie is filled with imaginative costume design, and it spawned plenty of fan posters. Catching Fire is no different. The costumes that the tributes wear during the games reminded me of The Running Man, an Arnold Schwarzenegger film. After a quick Google search, I realize that I wasn’t the only one who spotted the similarities. Catching Fire explores similar themes of economic exploitation and entertainment as distraction. A lot of graphic designers were similarly impressed with the movie. Check out what else they came up with:
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