Who Made It: Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) takes over directing duties for the second adaptation of a Suzanne Collins Hunger Games novel. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are back in the pivotal roles of Katniss and Peeta, while rising star Sam Claflin scored the coveted role of Finnick Odair.
What’s It About: After triumphing in the televised Hunger Games, Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) embark on a victory tour of the Districts… only to get pulled back into a competition with other previous winners.
Why We Want to See It: To see if lighting can strike the same Hunger Games spot twice. Audiences flocked to the first adaptation, propelling the young actors to superstar status. But the series shifted gears to a fresh director. Can Lawrence maintain the momentum, satisfying Games fans in the process? -- S.O.