Hunger Games sequel is 'less violent'

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Gary Ross directs this sci-fi/action epic based on Suzanne Collins' novel of the same name. Set in a futuristic American landscape, Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen, the main character of the story. As a young girl living in a dystopian future, Everdeen replaces her sister in a survival contest that will save her community if she can make it until the end. Also starring Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Toby Jones and Elizabeth Banks.
November 10th, 2013

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' is ''less violent'' than the first movie.

Filmmaker Francis Lawrence - who replaces Gary Ross in the director's chair - was eager to make changes to the blockbuster sequel, such as toning down the blood and gore seen on screen.

He said: ''There's a lot less person-on-person killing in this one. The important theme is the idea of allies and having to work with people you don't necessarily trust. Reliance on others versus reliance on self. It's still intense but there's less violence. I'm more interested in somebody's reaction to violence or the consequence of it than the blood itself.''

Leading lady Jennifer Lawrence, who reprises her role as heroine Katniss Everdeen, feels there is a ''good balance'' of violent scenes in the two films, however.

She added: ''I don't know if there's more or less action in this movie - it's the same. In the first and second movie there's a good balance of violence.''

The film's director has also brought in a new cinematographer and costume designer to put his own stamp on the sequel.

He explained to Total Film magazine: ''I thought there could be more sophistication to the clothing and my version of naturalistic is very different. I like handheld [cameras] but I'm not into that shaky cam look. I tend to use wider lenses. I think viewers will have much more of a sense of what makes up the Hunger Games arena and what the boundaries are.''