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.
A really entertaining movie disguised as a documentary focusing on the life of a burglar. The direction is well thought out and perfectly balances the need for perceived realism and entertainment. There were some very well framed shots of burglaries in progress that really looked genuine and gives you the sense that you are witnessing a crime from across the street. The script is also very believable and the dialogue, very realistic.
The actor who plays the burglar in this movie deserves a lot of credit for the movie. His acting is superb throughout most of the film, though there are some moments where he overacts just a smidge. He cannot be faulted though since he is in 95% of the film and I suspect that the somewhat unfocused middle portion of the movie had him wonder where the movie was going also.
That, of course, is where most people will get bored of the movie. The meandering, unfocused middle section that otherwise would have have made this a great movie. It does, however, pick up towards the end but the ending is fairly unsatisfying. Consider this movie an entertaining journey into the possibilities of the found-footage genre of films. It makes a very good argument that it does not have to be relegated to horror movies.