Most Romantic Moment #4
Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
So we are bringing Catching Fire back to the Valentine’s posts as well. This movie is more special for me than the first film as when it came out I had read the whole series, I saw this in theaters, and the cinematography was better as it wasn’t so shaky and all over the place. I also love how we got to see more of Peeta, and in a better light as Katniss trusts him. When the books and movies came out everyone was on the Gale train (Liam Hemsworth is pretty fantastic looking), but not me-Peeta is way better. Peeta is so adorable and sweet and loves Katniss soooo much.
Catching Fire takes place a year after Katniss and Peeta won the Hunger Games with their pretend love. Now they both have houses, money, food, etc; for them and their family. And the best thing of all, they never have to compete in the Hunger Games again.
Katniss and Gale are having issues as Katniss is trying to deal with the trauma of the Games and her confusion for what she feels for Gale and Peeta, along with trying to care for her family. She and Peeta (who wants their relationship to be real); are doing tours at each district proclaiming how happy they are to have survived, honoring the those that died, saying how grateful they are to the capital, etc; that whole spiel. President Snow is unhappy with this, as they have been sparking rebellions all over. The President Snow would like nothing better than to get rid of Katniss, but can’t outright kill her as it will cause a full on revolution. He decides that for the big anniversary of the Hunger Games they will pick from those who have won in the past, killing her in the process.
Katniss and Peeta aren’t the only ones scared and angry to have to go back, as none of the others thought they would ever have to repeat the process. They have to make alliances and try to trust each other, but which of the teams?
Most Romantic Moment #4: I’ll Do Everything I Can to Get You Out of the Games
So last time I wrote about Catching Fire, I talked about how romantic that Peeta is so in love with Katniss but decides that being her friend is enough.
This time I want to focus on how Peeta works so hard to keep Katniss out of the games. While Katniss has the survival skills, drive, and focus-Peeta has the charisma, people skills, and is a natural leader.
Katniss is not a people person, she does not do well with in that arena. She can’t charm, she can’t flatter, she can’t work a room. But Peeta can. He used this to help in the first game, and now with this one he exercises everything he has to help win the capital over to her.
I love how Peeta is so earnest in his love for her and how he thinks of everything. It is expanded more in the book, but that was top-notch planning, saying she is pregnant and giving the details on their “wedding”. Yep, he uses all his interview time to try and save Katniss, every ounce of charm, every thing he has in his arsenal to do all he can to keep her out of the games.
AWWWW, he is so sweet-but then everything Peeta does is sweet…he is a baker after all.
For more on Catching Fire, go to Being Friends is Good Enough: Catching Fire (2013)
For more on Peeta Mellark, go to Peeta Please!
For more on The Hunger Games, go to It’s Fantastico!