Saturday, November 23

Premiere Of THG : Catching Fire


P/s : I typed all this out on the 21st Of November when I watched the movie at 730pm. When I came home, I was so excited that I typed all this out but I fell asleep doing so and today morning, well yesterday to be precise since its already midninght, my mom suddenly called and said we were all to go to the Island for a swim since my uncle and aunt were down from Singapore. I was in shock but we had a great time ( more on this later ) , and I just came back and I am pooped out.

Ok, I know what you're all ( might ) be thinking.
3 posts in a day are you crazy?
Well, I guess I am but Catching Fire is too amazing to not be blogged on that specific day because I may forget the important , intricate details. Nah, who am I kidding? No one could ever forgot a movie like that . It is what Neil Patrick Harris would call legendary. ( Yes, I watch How I Met Your Mother. )

So, if you have not taken the large hints yet , I went to watch Catching Fire today in the cinemas. It only came out today in Malaysia, not sure about the rest of the world though! I think its about the same, Catching Fire will be ( was ) released on the 21st November worldwide. Since Malaysia's timezone is faster , we were able to view the movie first but the premiere for celebrities was on the 11th I think, not quite sure!





Anyways, moving on. I need to fangirl over this movie. It is indescribable. It was just so perfect and everything that I imagined when reading the book came through. It was just literally perfect. I will not say much here about it though, I don't think I can put it all down in words too but yea just take my word for it, watching Catching Fire is one of the best experiences I have ever had ( in a movie theatre anyways ) . Oh, who am I kidding? I'm going to blurt out short scenes here anyway. This movie was really satisfying, although I'm sure the producers were sure this movie would be a hit, good or bad. However, they still chose to depict the character's beautifully and they brought justice to the book. This is coming from someone who has fangirled and read the trilogy wayyyy before there was even a movie.


Running Time : 146 Minutes +-

Brief Review + Storyline

Catching Fire is the sequel to the movie The Hunger Games. These are all originally books written by the one and only Suzanne Collins. So basically in Catching Fire, Katniss is chosen to compete in the Games again, against all odds as there was a Quarter Quell in which they held since it was the 75th year of the annual Hunger Games. Katniss is devasted and to make things worst, President Snow knows all about her act of love toward Peeta and her real feelings toward Gale. Snow threatens Katniss to convince him or her sister , Prim and her mom as well as Gale will be in deep danger. Katniss kicks things up a notch by trying her best to act in love with Peeta. This all happened before they went on their Victor Tour , before they even found out about the Quarter Quell. 



Gale Hawthorne : I had to do that, at least once.

During the Tour at District 11, Katniss couldn't take it but talk a little about Rue and as for manners , Thresh. Katniss's act touched the hearts of all the people in 11 until one man did their signature symbol for what I assume is peace. This, got that man killed , right in front of Katniss's eyes. Katniss as you can see, was devasted and taken aback.




Katniss Everdeen : I never meant for anyone to die. 


Signature Symbol.


Katniss then tries her best to look in love with Peeta before goes to the final tour location where she will meet Snow to see if she has convinced her enough to let her and her family to live. During that period of time , Katniss and Peeta decided to get married. They made marriage look as if they had nothing else left to loose. Their dignity , self respect and lives were all already taken away from them, what more could they want? At the final tour location, Katniss anxiously wait for Snow's apporval, to her devastation, Snow shook his head at her during the display of the fireworks. Katniss was bewildered and angry, they already got married. That was a statement wasn't it?

When walking in to the grand party, the finale of the tour.


Katniss is extremely devasted and too add on to that? They find out about the Quarter Quell right after that moment. Coincidence? I think not. Snow wants Katniss dead but Plutarch Heavensbee begs to differ. Katniss met Plutarch at the party and oddly enough, Plutarch was giving Katniss some hints in where Katniss gets confused.

After the tour, Katniss returns to Gale however this time, she is aware of being too close with him. In the meantime, Plutarch and Snow form a plan, it was basically Plutarch's plan, trying his best to not kill Katniss. Commanders flooded District 12 and took away all the little that they have. Gale gets mad and tries to protect his people by fighting back but the Commander took him and gave him a good lashing and wipping, a slow and extremely painful death. Thankfully, Katniss, Haymitch and Peeta came to his rescue!


President Snow : We must kill all of her species. 

Katniss is then whisked off after the reaping where she couldn't even say Goodbye because of that wretched Commander. She then found herself in the same train, with the same people off to the same place, her death. 






The lovely view from the train - not.

Katniss then goes through the same thing she did when she last was at the Games.

First, they show off the tributes.





Cinna : Press this when you're ready. 

Before this whole thing, Katniss meets Finnick 



Finnick Odair : Want a sugar cube?

And after the show she meets Johanna who does quite a display in the elavator by stripping down in front of her, Haymitch and Peeta. 

Snow still wants to eliminate Katniss by killing her but Plutarch keeps trying to keep her alive, the best he can but still showing that he is on her side for God knows why. ( I read the book so I understand his perspective more hehe ). Snow says Katniss is giving them hope and that they are rebelling against the capitol, fighting for justice. As long as Katniss is alive, hope will still be there. Plutarch diverges his plan and creates another just in time to save her.

The rebellion begins, a mockingjay as their symbol.

Katniss and Peeta then move on to the training facilities where she meets Finnick ( whom she already knew from the show ) , Mags ( the old lady who volunteered as tribute for the young girl ) , wiress and beetee ( nuts and volts as Johanna likes to call them ) and of course Johanna Mason, the extremely angry female.

After that, as usual, they are called in one by one for the individual training of some sort if  I'm not wrong, but this is where Katniss shows her skills for them to rate it. Katniss is the final one to go as she is a girl and is from 12. When Katniss enters the room, she sees Plutarch and a few other men looking down at her. Then, she glances down and sees a picture of Rue, Rue's face and pain were all captured in that painting. Katniss gets so outraged that she doesn't pick up a bow and arrow to show the Gamesmaker but she instead creates a Seneca Crane dummy and hung him by the neck as she graciously bows.

Plutarch Heavensbee : Seneca Crane decided to die. 
Katniss Everdeen : Decided? 
Plutarch Heavensbee: It was either that or the berries.

The day before the Games, as usual, the tributes will have to go to a so called interview with the famous Caesar Flickerman. This is the time where the tribute's stylists will have to doll their tributes up. Katniss's stylist and one of her favourite people here, Cinna, made her into one of the most spectacular looking girl there. Katniss was first shocked at why she was to wear a wedding dress but she did not even have time to refuse when Cinna said that President Snow insisted on it. However, Cinna said he did make some changes to it.

Katniss Everdeen : Am I going to twirl today?
Cinna : Save it for the end. 

In the end , my , did Katniss give a show! Cinna really made her look outstanding. However, this could put Cinna in danger. From a wedding gown,




And when Katniss twirled , she transformed into a





Mockingjay.


When I was watching this part of the movie, I knew then and there that Cinna was going to be killed and I honestly was devasted. I was really attached to Cinna :p . I was right though and even in the book, they said that when Katniss was going up to the arena, when she was trapped within those tubes, they will kill Cinna in front of her. I think it was pure torture for Katniss and it agitated her even more before she entered the arena.

When the buzzer sounded, Katniss went immediately toward what Haymitch calls the bloodbath.

She didn't care at that moment, she needed weapons. There, she finds out that the arrogant Finnick is allies with her, work of Effie Trinket. Katniss had no choice but to not kill Finnick , she then moved on to finding Peeta. When I put it down in words, it doesn't look as though Katniss has any emotions but you guys should watch the damn movie, you will ball your eyes out like I did. I think I had tears trickling down my cheek every time someone is killed, justice or no justice.

One thing I have to say though, they made the arena look SPECTACULAR. I was really wondering how the beach would look like but they made it come to life, hats off.

Mags found Peeta fighting .


I have to say, the way they captured the arena and the way they made the arena look like a clock was simply stunning. They didn't show the blood bath, unfortunately but they did show the effects of it. The poisonous fog was needless to say VERY believable. I literally cried when I saw Mags kill herself through the fog to save Peeta. It was very heart touching. The jabberjays were perfect too, the way they made Prim scream and Katniss's emotions when she heard it, so was Finnick's when he heard Annie's voice. After all this happened, Katniss , Peeta, Finnick, Johanna, Wiress and Beetee become allies.






Sadly, after a devasting fight, Wiress was sacrificed.


The Catching Fire soundtrack is also really nice and I recommend you all to have it in your iPods or Mp3 players! Here is a list but I'm sorry, no preview because I'm lazy haha.

Track List :

01. Coldplay – Atlas
02. Of Monsters and Men – Silhouettes
03. Sia (ft The Weeknd & Diplo) – Elastic Heart
04. The National – Lean
05. Christina Aguilera – We Remain
06. The Weeknd – Devil May Cry
07. Imagine Dragons – Who We Are
08. Lorde – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
09. The Lumineers – Gale Song
10. Ellie Goulding – Mirror
11. Patti Smith – Capital Letter
12. Santigold – Shooting Arrows At The Sky
13. Mikky Ekko – Place For Us
14. Phantogram – Lights
15. Antony and the Johnsons – Angel On Fire


I think I shall end my post here, leaving the rest of it a mystery. I do recommend this movie to all of you guys and I just cannot express my love for Catching Fire in this post . I really do love this movie especially the book, and I absolutely loved Jennifer Lawrence. It was perfect, and I mean perfect.

I truly hope you guys go and see how amazing this movie really is. Besides, I couldn't find proper gifs and pictures of the ending so yea, it should be a mystery. Take my word for it, it is absolutely magnificent and I think the cinema fee is too cheap for a movie as spectacular as this.

Did I tell you that I booked my ticket 5 days earlier? Yea, I did. However, I booked it in TGV cinemas and not GSC as TGV tends to be more what one would say deserted, and I prefer having those feels in a more quiet area. 5 days earlier than the movie, I booked the tickets. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call dedication. Hahaha! I really enjoyed the movie and a huge thumbs up! The special effects were perfect and the humour was cruel and sly, just the way I like it. It was amazing and is my favourite movie of 2013, a close follow is Ender's Game.

I hope you guys have the same movie experience as I did, because I really enjoyed myself.
Oh! Before I forget, a completely embarassing thing happened to my family and I before we watched the movie. We entered the wrong theatre and took the wrong seats HAHAHA. IT WAS SO EMBARASSING. My dad actually booked the 7:30 pm movie but we went in for the 7:20 one so we were sitiing in some else's places. We were completely oblivious until some people came and told us. We said sorry and moved on to Hall 2 where we were meant to be HAHAHA. But Hall 2 was better though, it was colder and had a bigger screen so yay!

Anyways, till next time!

P/p/s : I hope I have showed my dedication through this post I LOVE THG SO MUCH . Can anyone tell me where I can get a mockingjay pin too? Haha.



Sincerely,



          

8 comments:

  1. i loved the movie! i think i would love it less if i read the book recently. good thing it's been 4 years since i last read the book and voila! I HAVE NO COMPLAINS ABOUT THE MOVIE! I totally loved Peeta (hated him in the first movie), i still hate Gale ( some things never change ) and OH EM! FINNICK THE HOTNESS!!!

    oh yeah, i got the signed TFIOS. I'll post about it soon. I got it more the price most people would pay for it, but hey, it was a crazy time. LOL

    lots of lovin'
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  2. Nice post.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I like thg too! ^^

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  3. @Penda Penn OMG IKR! YEA I KIND OF FORGOT THE STORY but when I was watching I kept going ' OMG THAT HAPPENED EXACTLY LIKE IT WAS IN THE BOOK HAHAHA. I am glad you had no complains too! It was just spectacular. I ACTUALLY LIKED GALE IN THE FIRST MOVIE AND I DIDN'T LIKE PEETA TOO BUT NOW I AM LITERALLY IN LOVE WITH PEETA HAHAHA they made him look so cute and adorable and charming and just about every girl's dream boy. FINNICK IS JUST DAMN . Hahahaha. We shall fangirl together now LOL.


    omg yayyyyyyy! I can't wait to see it and I'm happy that you got it hehe ^^. HAHAHA , I would like to see how it costs :p

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  4. i want to watch Catching Fire so bad!

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  5. All my friends have ever seen, except me.

    I'm dying inside.

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  6. I am soo excited to see this! I have been waiting so long and absolutely loved the books!

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  7. @Emily @arabella @Judy
    You guys should all definitely go watch it and seeing as Emily has read the book it will be beyond satisfactory level. Trust me guys, it is the movie of the centure. Tell me if you like it after watching! ^^

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  8. nice review :3 i really love hunger games trilogy . i read all the books and they are really awesome ! i wish i could watch the movie too :)

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