The first Hunger Games movie is a cheap, ugly looking, and tv movie quality film that only works because of the strength of the performances and the writing. Catching Fire fixes literally every problem that the first film. The direction is smooth and crisp, there are some Oscar worthy special effects on display, and the cinematography is no longer a mess of incomprehensible shaky cam. The movie just has a much more exciting and organic feel to it when compared to the first one. Once again the writing is top notch and the performances, much like the first film, are fantastic. Jennifer Lawrence once again shows us why she is the best actress of our generation. Catching Fire is better than the first film in every way imaginable and is one of the best movies of the year. Check it out.