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.
I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing and when the man that is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino hunters I know, or Belmonte who is truly brave, it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds, until it returns, as it does, to all men. And then you must make really good love again...
Think about it.
I was trying to escape my present the same way you’re trying to escape yours. To a golden age… Look at these guys, to them their golden age was the Renaissance! They’d trade Belle Époque to be painting alongside Michelangelo. And those guys probably imagined life was a lot better when Kubla Khan was around!