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.
Eddie Morra is a failure, until he bumps into an old friend who offers him a way out in the form of NZT, a pill that gives him incredible powers of perception. The world soon falls at his feet, but can he see the danger that's just around the corner?
What's in it?
They've identified these receptors in the brain that activate specific circuits. And you know how they say we can only access 20% of our brain? Well, what this does, it lets you access all of it.
Eddie Mora is a writer... or has been trying to fulfill that title. He hasn't been able to even start his novel, and as the world collapses around him, he nears what is basically a suicidal attitude. This is all until he meets up with an old friend who gives him a pill that basically allows him access to all 100% of his mind, as opposed to the 20% that humans are known to only use. So Eddie takes it, and all of a sudden is enlightened, remembering basically everything he has ever taken in, whether he knows it or not. He also now picks up things easier, is better with numbers, et cetera, and this leads to just about the perfect life, working with major business man Carl Van Loon... of course, this doesn't go without consequences, as several people associated with how he got the drug and who he has given it to are now after what Eddie Mora has, and what got him to his status.