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Todd Gilchrist’s “Catching Fire” Is a Fellini-Like Web Page of Beauty

In response to Todd Gilchrist’s 954‑word review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on The Playlist 

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/review-the-hunger-games-catching-fire-starring-jennifer-lawrence-josh-hutcherson-20131112

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Todd Gilchrist lights up the web page with intrigue and suspense in the breathtaking “Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth & Josh Hutcherson.” Some may lose control due to the mighty title, and others will simply marvel at the glorious images, but the writing of Gilchrist is the true highlight.

Gilchrist kicks off the event with a fantastic introduction on director Francis Lawrence, and the eyebrows of the greatest Katniss naysayers will slightly turn up as the critic praises the film.

The images of Fire Starring guide the reader through the experience, and it’s easy to imagine the critic giggling with excitement while inserting the spectacular visuals. Gilchrist seems to understand that more J-Law is mo’ betta, and he offers plenty to enjoy.

Fire Starring is a deep critique that entertains, informs and challenges the mind. It’s everything one could ask for, and the superb crafting of words makes the piece somewhat hypnotic. Gilchrist tackles the idea of Panem as a metaphor for the pop culture craze on earth, and explains why the film builds on the original by detailing the complexities of the characters.

Gilchrist understands that the world desires to know about the performance of Jennifer Lawrence, and he delivers with a sublime metaphor (“Jennifer Lawrence burns like the sun”), and almost reaches into the inner soul of Katniss with words that could make one cry. The hype factor is incredible, and the review seems to have a life of its own.

Todd Gilchrist’s Fire Starring is outstanding on all levels, and the work is truly a magnificent piece of art.    

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