The newest movie in the H-town, Hunger Games: Catching Fire is inspiring a host of positive acclaim from various critical corners of the industry. Todd McCarthy of THR described the movie as exhibiting an increased spiffy confidence from its prequel. Manhola Dargis of the New York Times praises director Francis Lawrence to deliver a tough and less-sentimental feeling to the audience in the new movie. With all the reviews coming in, the Hunger Games from Lionsgate Production seems all set to haul huge numbers at the box office. Recreating the popular YA trilogy from Suzanne Collins, the movie is the second one in the four film adaptation series. Online movie review site Rotten Tomatoes credited the film with a solid 92 % rating from its dedicated movie-freak audience.

Jenniefer Lawrence, partaking the role of heroine Katniss Everdeen enters into a new level of dystopian crisis in the film, resisting the odds placed against her with style and bravery. The first movie saw Katniss win the first installment of the Hunger Games, orchestrated by the tyrant of the land, President Snow. Her victory in the first phase of the game spurs widespread commotion in the districts of the fictional land of Panem. This also brings her in direct confrontation with the President Snow, played by veteran actor Doland Sutherland.

The film has a different director from the first movie. Last director, Gary Ross announced his withdrawal from the franchise shortly after the production house announced the film. The house roped in Francis Lawrence and the director successfully delivered a strong film, appreciated by the critics and audience alike. The new sequel also consists of several old faces like Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks. The new faces in the film include Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright. Although the film underwent a fast preproduction period, yet Tood McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter noted that the film did not show any signs of haste in its execution.

Michael deBruyn and Simon Beaufoy did a very a good job in converting the book to the script. McCarthy comments that the scriptwriter duo brought out the details of the original storyline with a scientific precision, focusing on every line, twists, and turns to give shape to the movie. The almost literal transformation of the book though makes the movie a bit longer than usual. However, the stellar performance and the captivating storyline in the movie would keep the audience hooked to their seats, feels the critics. McCarthy also pointed out that the movie followed the path of a certain ‘methodical responsibility’ in delivering the recreation of the original text.

Manohla Dargis from the New York Times also gave a good review to the movie. Dargis writes that although the film is not necessarily an amazing piece of art, yet it delivers a powerful impression on the audience. The critic pointed out that the movie, although based on a fictional setting, delivers the feelings of the current time in its execution. According to the critic, although the movie loses its steam at some places, yet the overall impression is fairly genuine.