New Catching Fire movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Lionsgate finally released their new action/drama flick “Catching Fire” into theaters this weekend, and the reviews from the top critics are in. As expected, It turns out that this is the “must see” movie as it’s getting mostly positive reviews across the board at Metacritic.com with an overall 75 score out of 100 from 44 critics. We’ve posted snippets from a couple of them,below.
The movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund,and Sam Claflin.
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a great 88 out of 100 score,stating , ” Very few people will take in this spectacle of a society amusing itself to death, of “reality games” and the vapid media hysteria that surrounds them, and not draw a parallel to our own televised bread and circuses. At its best, “Catching Fire” is a blockbuster that bites the culture that made it.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it another 88 score, claiming, ” Pop-culture escapism can be thrilling when dished out by experts. Katniss is a character worth a handful of sequels. And Lawrence lights up the screen. You’ll follow her anywhere.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, dropped another great 88 score for it,simply stating, “Catching Fire makes only the occasional misstep.” Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a good 80 score. He said, “An effective piece of melodramatic popular entertainment that savvily builds on the foundation established by the first Hunger Games movie.”
Joe Neumaier over at the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score. He stated, “The good news is it comes very close, and does it without sacrificing its soul. Despite its sense of been-here-slayed-that, director Francis Lawrence expertly delivers thrills, ideas and spectacle.”