This is what a "Hunger Games" movie should look like.
The second installment in Suzanne Collins' dystopian saga, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," has all the excitement and emotion that the first movie sorely lacked. This time, warrior Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) must cope with the aftermath of how she and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) won the kill-or-be-killed televised arena battles and how their win has sparked revolutionary inklings in the hinterlands. With President Snow (Donald Sutherland) eager to quiet the rebellion, Katniss and Peeta find themselves forced back into the arena in an all-star edition of the Games engineered by the cagey Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Director Francis Lawrence (no relation to his star) creates strong action sequences, and deploys Jennifer Lawrence's fiery rage and gritty strength to maximum effect.
The only studio film willing to get in the ring with Katniss is the comedy "Delivery Man." This tired farce follows a screw-up slacker (Vince Vaughn) who learns that his sperm-bank donations 20 years earlier have led to 533 children some of whom have filed a class-action lawsuit against the sperm bank, demanding their father's identity be revealed. Vaughn sleepwalks through various episode in which his character meets some of his kids. The one saving grace is Chris Pratt as Vaugh's best friend, a put-upon father and underqualified lawyer.