'Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Fans React Positively to First Screenings

Cinna, Katniss Everdeen's Capitol stylist says to her: "Remember, I'm still betting on you, girl on fire." And so were audiences across the country as they anxiously waited in line to preview the first midnight showings of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It's been more than a year since we last saw Katniss and her bow and arrow accost audiences on the big screen, and she's finally back, this time with a wedding to plan and the Capitol to outwit for the second time.

Critics reviews of the film have been kind, and as The Hollywood Reporter put it, "The massive success of this Lionsgate release is as certain as the turning of the Earth." Rotten Tomatoes has the film marked at 92 percent, contrasted with the first films 84 percent ranking. From the trailer alone we can tell that the second Games will be darker, more thought-provoking, and brimming with more sexual love-triangle tension than the first. Basically, Catching Fire is one awesome, sexy, adventure-filled ride. But like Lavar Burton would say, you don't have to take my word for it.

Here's what fans are saying about the second dystopian installment:

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