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I was such a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence and the first installment of The Hunger Games that I could hardly wait to see the sequel THE HUNGER GAMES:  CATCHING FIRE!

To date, this film has grossed 573 million worldwide in just a week!!!  I thought surely it must be off the chain!!  Sadly,it was a little less than stellar for me.  The first half was a little slow as we catch up with Catniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta(Josh Hutcherson) after The Hunger Games has been completed.  Boring!!!  The real action began once it was decided by President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that these two victors must once again compete in the games after previously believing they are exempt from participating after their win.  It appears the President is not happy with the impact Catniss and Peeta have had on the Districts.

It is only after the games begin that my interest peaked.  The costumes and special effects are spectacular and we even get to a different glimpse of some of our favorites from the first installment,  Elizabeth Banks (Effie), Stanley Tucci (Caesar), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna) and Woody Harrelson (Haymitch). Of course, we are left with a little hint at the end that a third installment is on the way.

THE HUNGER GAMES:  CATCHING FIRE is in theatres now.

I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch and Board Member), African American Film Critics Association and Online Association of Female Film Critics. My op-eds or features have been seen in Variety ,, The Wrap The Cherry Picks, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'


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