Barely recovered from her first Hunger Games, Katniss (Lawrence) is devastated by the announcement of the 75th Anniversary Quarter Quell games in which only previous champions will compete and is likely rigged by the Capitol so that she will either betray the rebellion or die or, ideally, both.
Whatever the flaws, many from the books, this second grittier, more confident round of Hunger Games thrills us into submission.
Reviewed by Ian Nathan
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