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.
When conniving Joey Tai (John Lone) brutalizes his way to the position of triad godfather in New York City's Chinatown, the streets are soon awash in his enemies' blood. Enter crusading cop Stanley White (Mickey Rourke), who's hell-bent on squelching the endemic corruption and violence taking place on his turf -- by any means necessary. Director Michael Cimino adapted this slick thriller from Robert Daley's best-selling pulp novel.