Catching Fire

Top 5 Moments from ‘Catching Fire’

April 12, 2014
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Catching Fire is full of amazing moments! Today though, we’re narrowing it down to our top 5. I selected 5 moments, and included a quote from the novel by Suzanne Collins, plus a GIF from the movie. Check it all out below:


1. Quarter Quell announcment

The Quarter Quell announcement evokes a breakdown from Katniss.

“I ball up the front of my shirt, stuff it in my mouth, and begin to scream. How long this continues, I don’t know. But when I stop, my voice is almost gone. I curl up on my side and stare at the patches of moonlight on the cement floor. Back in the arena. Back in the place of nightmares. That’s where I’m going.”


2. Beach Scene between Katniss and Peeta

Katniss and Peeta argue over who needs to live through the Quarter Quell.

“I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me. ‘I do,’ I say. ‘I need you.’”


3. Katniss’s speech in District 11

Katniss realizes that she must make sure Rue’s death does not go unacknowledged.

“Everything beautiful brings her to mind. I see her in the yellow flowers that grow in the Meadow by my house. I see her in the mockingjays that sing in the trees. But most of all, I see her in my sister, Prim.”


4. Katniss learns about the rebellion

After blowing up the arena, Katniss shockingly finds herself with Plutarch, Haymitch, and Finnick.

“’We had to save you because you’re the mockingjay, Katniss,” says Plutarch. ‘While you live, the revolution lives.’ The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames, I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.”


5. Johanna strips in an elevator

After the tribute parade, Johanna introduces herself to Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch by being vulgar.

“While we wait for the elevators, Johanna unzips the rest of her tree, letting it drop to the floor, and then kicks it away in disgust. Except for her forest green slippers, she doesn’t have on a stitch of clothing. ‘That’s better.’”


What’s your favorite moment?

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  • Melissa Jensen

    I love so many moments in this movie. It was adapted to screen SO well I feel. I just love it. I love the little things they included, like Finnick’s brief look of confusion when she sees how Katniss reacts to Peeta’s heart restarting. I hope they follow through with that in Mockingjay like SC did in the book. I love the looks of everyone in the elevator- Katniss disgusted and awkward, Peeta trying to be a gentleman, and Haymitch just enjoying the show haha. I love how they P, K, and H’s reactions to hearing about the Quell. It’s all just done so well. I could go on and on. :)

  • Cathleen

    Its so hard to choose. Maybe i’d include the Tribute parade just for how spectacular it looked and Katniss staring President Snow down. I also really like the scene when the Morphling dies in Peeta’s arms, its such a beautiful moment of compassion amongst the horror of the games. I love Katniss’ individual evaluation scene too. Jen is amazing in that scene. I would also have to have the beach scene and the District 11 speech. That’s 5 but I need at least two more – the elevator scene and the scene when Katniss discovers she is the Mockingjay.

  • Katniss_1101

    I’d have to say my favorite scenes were either Katniss’ interview or after Katniss shot the dome in the arena.

  • louisa.mathilde

    “Will you stay with me?” -”Always.” was my favourite moment.

  • Keven Alvarez

    What about the cornucopia? Mockingjay dress? Destroying the arena?

  • http://hermionegranger.tumblr.com/ Carly

    My favorite moment in the book and movie was when all the tributes hold hands before they can turn off the lights and cameras.

  • Noeletta June

    My favourite moment of Catching Fire wasn’t in the movie. :( I love how Katniss and Peeta spend the whole day together sitting on the roof rather than training before the games. I really feel that that is the moment Katniss changes her feelings for Peeta.

  • Babs

    there are too many-the nuts hitting the forcefield, anything with Finnick in it, the spinning of the cornucopia, Gale kissing Katniss….but these are mine
    1. Peeta’s baby announcement-his face is priceless.
    2. The changing of the Mockingjay dress-chills every time I watch it
    3. “Ooh! Curtains!”- Effie is too much
    4. Katniss attacking Haymitch- “you son of a b*^th!”
    5. Johanna’s dress dropping scene.- that whole thing is hysterical

    • ernest schoenmakers

      Johanna is NOT wearing a dress but a kind of a stretch suit from the lumberdistrict. I have a picture to show you this and btw. she’s my favourite victortribute and actress (Jena Malone):

      • Babs

        A mis-speak on my part as I knew she wore this catsuit like outfit. Nonetheless-a fantastic scene.

        • ernest schoenmakers

          Doesn’t matter, but isn’t she beautiful in this picture?

      • ernest schoenmakers

        Btw. she’s talking to Francis Lawrence here in this picture.

  • Michał Zarzycki

    and what about the drinking scene with Haymitch, such a transformation and the elevator scene is just hillarious Jennifer Lawrence face is just priceless, and also the scene when Peeta is gifting a perle to Katniss (such unxpected thing- when u didnt red book before) i think the best scenes at the movie are those with small things not in big plays like a destroying doom, remember guys small things counts most
    and after i red book i was really angry that they show tributes on training as such duchebags in movie ( i mean Cashmere, Gloss and Brutus) in book they were much more friendly to each other even to the not carier tributes, they were friendly even for Katnis and Johana and the most important they cut out roof scene

  • ernest schoenmakers

    My favourite scenes come from Johanna. There are 3 scenes i like the most:
    1. The elevator scene
    2. The interview with Flickerman where she lashes out at the Capitol.
    3. The spinning Cornucopia scene where Johanna tries to keep Katniss from falling in the water.

  • HG Men

    I have so many but for me its:
    1. The spinning Cornicopia especially the Katniss/Johanna part
    2. Peeta and Haymitch’s face when he say’s Katniss is pregnant
    3. Katniss and Peeta’s face when she goes with Johanna to roll out the wire and Peeta stays behind-it’s the last time she sees an un-hijacked Peeta
    4. The beach scene
    5. Peeta’s face when and after he gives Katniss the pearl