“Catching Fire,” the sequel to “The Hunger Games,” the film adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collins’s trilogy about a dystopian future , where the government pits children against one another in an annual fight to the death, opens Nov. 22. Here’s a guide to the first film and what to expect from Part 2 (spoiler alert).
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen. Katniss is one of 24 “tributes” — a boy and girl from 12 districts — who compete in a fight to the death known as “The Hunger Games.” The televised event became a method of punishment for the districts and to remind them of the Dark Days of uprising against the Capitol. Murray Close/Lionsgate Buy Photo