I recently saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and having read the books, I can say that the movie both kept very closely to the book, as well as provided a nice improvement to the first movie, which seemed very low budget. The second movie starts very shortly after the first one ended, and picks up with very little attempt to re-introduce viewers to the characters, or the plot. Viewers are obviously expected to know what is going on before starting this movie, even though about a year and a half has passed between the first movie, and the second.
For more info on what the plot is, please see my review of the first movie here. So after the first movie/book, and our main characters survive, they go on to live in nice houses back in their district. The idea being they are being rewarded by the Capital for “winning” the games. The movie basically starts at this point, just before they are about to go on their “tour” of the country talking about how great the games were, etc. And they also get to see the riots that are breaking out in the country.
Anyway, it’s hard not to just detail the whole movie. I can say, however, that the movie follows the book very well this time around, and the production quality was very good.
Anyway, recommended, and I have very little negative to say with the movie.