“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has been out for slightly over a week and every other book to movie movies have a lot to live up to. Francis Lawrence did a spectacular job bringing the style of the book to the silver screen.
The scene where President Snow visits Katniss’ home and threatens her and her family was almost verbatim from the book. I knew right then this movie was going to be miles better than “The Hunger Games.” From the directing style to the no camera shake it was how the first movie should have been.
If Lawrence had directed the first one I believe the pearl scene would have been more complete, Peeta would have lost his leg and the mutts at the end would have been as terrifying as described in the book.These instances were the major downfalls of the first movie.
Gary Ross gave “The Hunger Games” a good start with t he film franchise with only a few downfalls . Francis Lawrence however took the franchise to new level and I believe he will do two more fantastic Hunger Game films and keep the new standard he has set with book to movie movies.