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.
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world and for once in his life he feels like he belongs, although his past issues threaten his newfound friendships.
The shop teacher, Mr. Callahan, is a Vietnam veteran. Tom Savini, who plays Mr. Callahan, actually served in Vietnam.