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.
Not to be confused with the live-action Edward Norton flick, in this animated film, a magician is compelled to perform in obscure venues as his profession becomes overshadowed by rock stars. He receives an emotional boost when a girl from a remote Scottish village believes he possesses real magic.
The setting was originally going to be Prague, but director Sylvain Chomet changed it to Edinburgh, his home town and where his animation studio was at the time of writing the film.