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Will You Be Watching “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”?

This November, the second installment of The Hunger Games movies, based on the popular book trilogy, will be released—will you be watching? Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set in the futuristic totalitarian nation of Panem, and picks up right where the first film left off. After winning the annual Hunger Games, teenager Katniss Everdeen learns that she must return to the arena for a new challenge even worse than the first one.

Last year, before the release of the first Hunger Games movie, we wrote a post on the violence in the first installment. You girls had a wide variety of opinions—some opposed the film, while others supported it. Now that the release of the second film is on the horizon, we want to ask: Will you be watching this installment of the popular franchise? If you haven’t seen the latest trailer yet, watch it below:

PI Girls, what do you think of the Hunger Games  series? Are you excited for the release of the second film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by LuciTinuviel38 on March 23, 2016 at 16:28

    I love this movie:D The part where Johanna strips in the elevater is a little…um lol why… but other than that it is great:)

  2. JesusFreakySongbird

    Posted by JesusFreakySongbird on December 6, 2013 at 17:10

    I love Hunger Games. I connect with Katniss for how she’s so protective of her sister, and how she has to protect her mother in a way too. Yes, there was some violence, but it’s the Hunger Games, and they wanted to stay true to the book. I can’t wait for Catching Fire!!!

  3. Publicpassion

    Posted by Publicpassion on December 3, 2013 at 16:03

    I definitely support HG. It would be one thing if Katniss loved the violence, but she realizes it’s wrong. She just needs to protect herself. Like a soldier. I think it’s completely appropriate

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by raining grace on November 20, 2013 at 14:28

    The Hunger Games is one of my favorite book series. I enjoyed the first movie and plan to see the others as well. I think it’s a very interesting work of literature. Yes the violence is shocking (as it should be) but it is not promoting violence.
    Through the eyes of Katnis (the main character)you can see why violence is bad. I think our culture today does sometimes glorify violence — much like how the “Capital” in the story does. But the characters (Katnis and Peeta in particular) do not let their society define who they are and they refuse to play by the Capital’s (government’s) cruel rules.
    The Hunger Games is more a story of sacrifice and survival than one of violence.

  5. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on November 1, 2013 at 17:58

    YES, YES, YES!! I loved the first movie and the books! They are all great!!

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by MaddieLynn on October 28, 2013 at 18:15

    YES!! My best friend and I are going to see the premier on the 21st!!

  7. IDgirl

    Posted by IDgirl on October 28, 2013 at 17:50

    I read the books and at the time I was obsessed…but now looking back I want to reread them from the point of view of a Christian not a obsessed teenage girl. About the movies, I want to see them so I can form my own opinion.

  8. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on October 26, 2013 at 20:58

    Yessum I will. I’ve read all three books and am super excited for this movie.

    But I’m more excited for Thor: The Dark World.

    Cause Loki.

    Just….Loki.

  9. iam_priceless

    Posted by iam_priceless on October 26, 2013 at 16:40

    I am sooo excited to watch this movie. I saw the first one in theatre, loved it. Can’t wait to see this one.. 😀

  10. belladoesntsuck

    Posted by belladoesntsuck on October 25, 2013 at 13:45

    I want to see the movie Jerusalem! This looks good, too.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by christyniic on October 25, 2013 at 12:17

    I loved The Hunger Games and can’t wait for Catching Fire!

  12. atla_bee

    Posted by atla_bee on October 25, 2013 at 11:06

    I’m still on the fence about it. I saw the first movie (without reading any books) and the violence DID make me uneasy. Other than that, I don’t think it’s too bad. I tried reading the books after seeing the first movie but I found the books kind of boring.

  13. pinkkitty523

    Posted by pinkkitty523 on October 25, 2013 at 06:18

    I can’t wait to see this movie!

  14. Lena

    Posted by Lena on October 24, 2013 at 21:34

    Yes!

  15. HorsecrazyMGirl

    Posted by HorsecrazyMGirl on October 24, 2013 at 18:52

    I feel like the Hunger Games Trilogy shows us something that society is already in danger of. While we make not be physically killing ourselves (right away, at least) it shows the power and influence of those in Government, and how easy it is for them to suppress the people. It shows that horrible things we are ‘forced’ to do to stay alive. In the books, it’s killing others or stealing so you can survive. In real life, it doing drugs, or getting piercings and tattoos to we don’t commit ‘social suicide’. While I don’t like the violence, I think it’s an important lesson for us all to learn.
    Sometimes we have to look at the horrible, gory truth to see where we’re really at.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Katinka on November 1, 2013 at 15:46

      So True. The books make very good points if you know to look for them. Most people (I know because I did it to) put them off as books for entertainment. The irony of this is that is exactly what the books are against. This books shows the dangers of entertainment, and people just prove the author’s point all the time by the way they treat The Hunger Games.

    • sinnersaved73

      Posted by sinnersaved73 on October 25, 2013 at 16:55

      My thoughts exactly!

  16. kjm109

    Posted by kjm109 on October 24, 2013 at 15:10

    Yes! Yes! Yes!!! I love the books (I have read them all 4 times and plan to again before the movie) and I am so excited for the next movie.

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by iammorethanvictorious on October 24, 2013 at 14:21

    Im so overly excited!!
    I’ve been counting down for nearly two years now.
    This new director sounds amazing.

    I personally believe the whole purporse of the story killing lots of people is to prove a point that killing people is wrong if that makes sense. X

  18. horseylover

    Posted by horseylover on October 24, 2013 at 14:02

    sorry guys i got a soft heart, not a big fan of watching people get killed:( it makes me sick to the stomach!!

  19. pipo_star

    Posted by pipo_star on October 24, 2013 at 14:00

    i thought the first one was alright, not great but enough for me to want to see the second. But not on the first day like some people. if I don’t see it in the theaters, its cool… rental.

  20. sparklehannah13

    Posted by sparklehannah13 on October 24, 2013 at 13:10

    I really want to see it! I’ve read all of the books, but I haven’t even seen the first movie! I think I’m going to watch The Hunger Games on netflix and then wait until Catching Fire is available on dvd that way I can skip some parts.

  21. SomeBeachSomeWhere

    Posted by SomeBeachSomeWhere on October 24, 2013 at 08:19

    No. I will not. I feel as though it oppresses women as well as men and that it elevates humanistic ideals.

  22. Sydney_Andrews

    Posted by Sydney_Andrews on October 24, 2013 at 05:43

    Yes!!!! If I get good grades my friend and I are going to see it at midnight! Peeta Mellark…. oh my word.<3

  23. Neeca_Warrior4Christ

    Posted by Neeca_Warrior4Christ on October 24, 2013 at 05:42

    YES! CAN’T WAIT! 🙂 I wonder is it coming to the movie theater….

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by wazowskimug on October 23, 2013 at 22:27

    Yes 🙂 Huge fan of the movie and even a bigger fan of the books! I don’t think just because something is violent it teaches a bad lesson or is a bad influence. I think violence can teach lessons so future violence or mistakes can be avoided, especially if it seems we may be heading in that direction. I think The Hunger Games is criticizing the media, including violence in the media, despite it being a violent story itself in order to get the message across.

  25. lilyworshipsongs

    Posted by lilyworshipsongs on October 23, 2013 at 18:13

    I’ll totally watch it…when it’s on instant netflix…xD

  26. princesseowyn

    Posted by princesseowyn on October 23, 2013 at 17:53

    I am so excited about this movie!

  27. LoVeYoUrSeLf98

    Posted by LoVeYoUrSeLf98 on October 23, 2013 at 17:45

    Definitely seeing it!!!!! 😀

  28. VonClaire

    Posted by VonClaire on October 23, 2013 at 17:36

    I waited eight hours at the front of the line for the midnight showing of The Hunger Games… I’ve already bought my tickets for the double feature on the 21st. Which means I get to see Catching Fire at eight instead of midnight! I’M SO EXCITED. I think it’s definitely a twelve-year-old and up movie, and I HIGHLY recommend reading the books first.

  29. violinlover

    Posted by violinlover on October 23, 2013 at 17:35

    I won’t be watching it. I don’t really watch movies anyways. I did read the books, and they were captivating. I won’t be watching the movie because the book drawed me in too much, and I cannot imagine how the movie will be. When I read/watch movies I get too drawn into the story. It’s not good, as the emotions in them can easily transfer to me.

    • jesslt

      Posted by jesslt on October 24, 2013 at 10:59

      I have the same problem violinlover, I use to not like reading because my emotions were too attached to the events of the books I would read.

      • violinlover

        Posted by violinlover on October 24, 2013 at 17:15

        I still like reading, it’s just not good for me to do it. Getting emotionally attached isn’t good. I read harmless books- these are my guidelines for books-
        1- Need to have a Christian background
        2- Some sort of moral comes out the story
        3- No fanasy
        4- Inspirational
        4- Memoir, or realistic fiction

        My favorites are the Sierra Jensen Collection, or the Christy Miller Series, I’m No Angel (Kylie Biscutti), and the series Grace Chapel Inn. I don’t get emotionally attached to these, and I enjoy them.

  30. starstruck

    Posted by starstruck on October 23, 2013 at 17:10

    CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE IT! I love the books!

  31. Project Inspired

    Posted by jesussaves on October 23, 2013 at 16:16

    I’ll definitely be watching it! Although, yes, it is violent, the thinking behind that is to make people who read/watch the movie question what sort of violent/terrible things OUR society has become accustomed to. In Panem, even though the Hunger Games were viewed as an atrocity, most people did not think that there was anything they could do about it (until Katniss & Peeta came along 🙂 ). The same happens today. People are too afraid to speak up about what they believe in…even though terrible things, much like the Hunger Games, are happening in front of their very eyes. So…yeah, even though it is violent, the violence in the movie is making a point, not like so many of the other violent/negative things out there today. :]

  32. PamCake

    Posted by PamCake on October 23, 2013 at 15:45

    I’m definitely seeing it! I’m a big fan of the series after watching the movie and then reading all the books. I even have the Hunger Games slogan “May the odds be ever in your favor” engraved on the back of my ipod. I think the series message is very good, about how dangerous too much government control is and how easy society can be manipulated.

  33. beth.marie32

    Posted by beth.marie32 on October 23, 2013 at 15:10

    Absolutely going to see it!!!

  34. awksjesusfreak

    Posted by awksjesusfreak on October 23, 2013 at 12:20

    I am planning on going and seeing it! I read the books…watched the first movie…looking forward to this also! Might be the last one I watch though…Mockingjay was…not so good.

  35. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on October 23, 2013 at 12:18

    I haven’t read or watched the Hunger Games. I kinda wanna see the movie just to see what it is like, but the movie is just violent. And the concept of the story is just gross!

    • Sydney_Andrews

      Posted by Sydney_Andrews on October 24, 2013 at 06:04

      It is violent, but it’s also very sweet and has family values. Not exactly a family movie, but it does highlight the important things in life.

    • Mandi Pi

      Posted by Mandi Pi on October 23, 2013 at 15:10

      Yeah. 🙁 They are amazing books. But they are the most depressing thing I have ever read (but I haven’t read much, I’m 13 lol).

  36. Project Inspired

    Posted by Rae on October 23, 2013 at 12:12

    Uh, yeah, I’ll be watching it. While it is brutal, the whole plot with all the brutality has a POINT to it. It’s not all senseless. People in other countries (Syria, for example) deal with violence worse than what’s in the books every single day, involving children much younger than the ones that are in these films. The whole storyline is stopping unnecessary violence and oppression. You see worse things in the reports of what’s going on in the Middle East than you would in these movies. And the sad thing is, that’s real life as opposed to fantasy.

  37. Equestrian_musician

    Posted by Equestrian_musician on October 23, 2013 at 11:37

    I would definitely love too! the only thing is, PG13 rules have changed and you can now use a certain word that starts with F now. Its just one of the things my family has a commitment to, not to go see movies with bad language in it. I’m really hoping they’ve kept the movie clean!!

  38. Project Inspired

    Posted by MissMajorHot on October 23, 2013 at 11:17

    Yess, I love it all. The books, the movies. It was even recommended in my Sunday school book. So absolutely. It’s violent to show the brutality. It’s to stop violence not start it.

  39. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on October 23, 2013 at 10:23

    YESS 😀

  40. Project Inspired

    Posted by on October 23, 2013 at 10:03

    I didn’t like the first one that much but, I may watch this one.

  41. Marcy

    Posted by Marcy on October 23, 2013 at 09:25

    I’ll be watching it. I’m going to it as a reward when I’m done with National Novel Writing Month. I liked both the books and the first movie and can’t wait for this one.

  42. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on October 23, 2013 at 09:18

    I am considering going to see it. I LOVE the books so much! They made me laugh and cry and really were thought provoking. But I ABSOLUTELY HATED the movie! They made so many changes that it was like the story had lost all it’s heart. Catching Fire looks to be a bit better, but I am WAY more excited about Thor 2 and The Hobbit!