The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Set in a dystopian United Kingdom in the year 2027, where the world is experiencing two decades of infertility with humanity on the verge of extinction. Theo, a former activist, must escort Kee, a pregnant African girl, and her unborn child to safety.
Michael Caine based the character 'Jasper Palmer' on experiences with his friend, John Lennon.
It's the year 2027 and women have become infertile. No children have been born in 18 years and societies across the world are collapsing. London has become an police state out of an Orwellian nightmare as refugees that flock to England are rounded up and sent to detention camps. Terrorists groups set off bombs around the city and the government distributes suicide pills to it's citizens. With no generation to carry on, it seems humanity has lost all hope and now faces certain extinction.
Lowly government bureaucrat Theo Faron ( Clive Owen) is contacted by is ex-wife, Julian ( Julianne Moore) leader of anti-government group who call themselves "Fishes" and fight for rights of refugees in England. She requests he procure travel documents for a miraculously pregnant refugee girl names Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey). Theo visits his cousin Nigel ( Danny Huston), a government minister who is able to get him only joint travel papers. Now Theo must escort Kee to the coast and to the safety of the Human Project, a group of scientists that may be able to reverse the horrible fate the world faces.