by Josh Batchelder
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire had a lot to live up to. As the sequel to one of the most profitable films of 2012, many were unsure if Catching Fire would live up to the hype surrounding the series. When Francis Lawrence replaced Gary Ross as director, fans waited with baited breath to find out how this installment would fare. I can safely say that Catching Fire is the perfect sequel to the first movie and in numerous ways tops The Hunger Games around every bend.