Catching Fire is the rare sequel that surpassss the original. The problems and issues are raised higher as are the stakes and an awful sense of dread propelles not just Katniss, Peeta and others to begin to rebel, but the other tributes as well. It follows closely to the source material with a few notable sequences removed which I don't really care about. The ending leaves you wanting more and you know the next two movies will involve an epic battle of tremendous proportions (which I know because I read the books). Highly recommended. This one movie is better than the Host, Mortal Instruments, Percy Jackson and all of Twilight combined. Jennifer Lawrence does more Oscar worthy acting in one sentence than Kristen Stewart did in all four Twilight movies and would need to be in another six do even be considerd Oscar worthy. Bow down to the real successor of the Harry Potter series.