Release Date: November 22
Director: Francis Lawrence
Rating: Not Yet Rated
The oppressive powers that be of the Capitol, humiliated from the outcome of last year's Hunger Games, use a loophole to bring Katniss and Peeta back this year to battle a group of the game's previous winners.
What We Know:
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Huctherson) have returned from the 74th annual Hunger Games and now, thanks to the improvisational showmance angle which saved their lives, these pseudo "star-crossed lovers," have become beloved national figures.
However, it seems that the results of the games, was more of a black eye on the face of the Capitol and the corrupt President Snow (Donald Sutherland) than we thought. Now, the safety of District 12's winning tributes, nay, District 12 itself, depends on their maintaining the lie that their love is genuine; the only way for the butt-hurt bureaucrats behinds the games to maintain some level of credibility. That arrangement works okay with Peeta, who has genuine feelings for Katniss, even with aspiring boyfriend, Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) still lurking about.
Despite the couple's cooperation on that front, their infraction would still not go unanswered. With the 75th Hunger Games upon them, the opportunity for the Capitol's revenge would come in the form of something called the Quarter Quell: A "twist" injected into the games every 25 years. In this case, it has called for the return of victors from past Hunger Games. (A gimmick that may have been lifted from Survivor, but whatever...)