Jennifer Lawrence's Slow Burn

The star is the spark of this Hunger Games sequel

"Would you like to be in a real war?" whispers President Snow (Donald Sutherland), as if he's offering a poisoned sweet to a child. "No," replies Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), and Snow says, "Neither would I." In a rebellion of the serfs, Katniss the archer princess could lose her life and Snow could lose his post as the tyrant of that future American dystopia--in fantasy fiction, is there any other -topia?--known as Panem. Yet the war drums start to throb in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, director Francis Lawrence's erratically entertaining film of the second book in Suzanne Collins' young-adult trilogy....

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