Killing Jennifer Lawrence: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Reviewed.Will Leitch11/19/13 6:02pmFiled to: grierson and leitchgrierson & leitchemeritusthe hunger gamescatching firecatching fire reviewjennifer lawrencekatniss534EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink1. The first Hunger Games movie was entertaining enough, but still plodding, awkward, and weighed down with so much exposition that you found yourself wishing everyone would stop sketching out the rules of this universe and get down to mourning all the dead children falling from the skies. The movie had Jennifer Lawrence, an irresistible Long Walk-esque premise and a massive production budget going for it; it also had way too many characters and plotlines, a half-assed power-to-the-people subplot (Donald Sutherland popped up and glowered, but I wasn't sure why) and a love triangle that was so fuzzy and poorly sketched out that I kept forgetting who the third leg was. The movie stuffed in so much that it held almost nothing. I hadn't read the books, but I couldn't figure out what much more story could be left to tell in subsequent films. Were we supposed to just watch them keep playing these Games over and over?