The Hunger Game: Catching Fire adalah peningkatan di semua lini jika dibandingkan dengan seri pertamanya. Cerita justru sangat menarik di separuh awal ketika ketegangan politik serta bibit revolusi mulai mencuat dan ketika permainan dimulai, hanyalah aksi pengulangan permainan seperti seri pertamanya. Mood jauh berbeda dengan sebelumnya dimana nuansa ketegangan dan kemarahan lebih berperan sepanjang filmnya. Para pemain khususnya Jennifer Lawrence tampil jauh lebih matang dari sebelumnya, dan munculnya karakter-karakter baru, seperti Finnick dan Johanna cukup menyegarkan filmnya. Dari sisi pencapaian aksi dan efek visual tidak berbeda jauh dari seri pertama. Film ini memang cukup istimewa sisi pencapaian artistiknya dari semua lini, namun tidak untuk substansi ceritanya.

Seperti pada seri pertama, problem The Hunger Games bukan pada film namun pada sumber ceritanya (novel). Tidak habis pikir mengapa otoritas Panem membuat permainan sekonyol ini hanya semata untuk menekan aksi pemberontakan. Langkah konyol Presiden Snow merombak ulang permainan The Hunger Games pada seri kedua ini justru menjadi blunder bagi pemerintahannya. Untuk membunuh karakter Katniss jelas tidak perlu susah-susah membuat skenario sedemikian rumit. Bunuh saja Katniss diam-diam dan buat seperti kecelakaan, selesai sudah masalah. Kok repot sekali… Sejalan dengan cerita yang semakin meningkat tensi politiknya justru semakin menambah permainan The Hunger Games kehilangan greget dan useless seberapapun tegang aksinya. Permainan The Hunger Games hanya seperti tempelan saja. After all this is movie about revolution not some games.

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His hobby has been watching films since childhood, and he studied film theory and history autodidactically after graduating from architectural studies. He started writing articles and reviewing films in 2006. Due to his experience, the author was drawn to become a teaching staff at the private Television and Film Academy in Yogyakarta, where he taught Film History, Introduction to Film Art, and Film Theory from 2003 to 2019. His debut film book, "Understanding Film," was published in 2008, which divides film art into narrative and cinematic elements. The second edition of the book, "Understanding Film," was published in 2018. This book has become a favorite reference for film and communication academics throughout Indonesia. He was also involved in writing the Montase Film Bulletin Compilation Book Vol. 1-3 and "30 Best Selling Indonesian Films 2012-2018." Additionally, he authored the "Horror Film Book: From Caligari to Hereditary" (2023) and "Indonesian Horror Film: Rising from the Grave" (2023). Until now, he continues to write reviews of the latest films at montasefilm.com and is actively involved in all film productions at the Montase Film Community. His short films have received high appreciation at many festivals, both local and international. Recently, his writing was included in the shortlist (top 15) of Best Film Criticism at the 2022 Indonesian Film Festival. From 2022 until now, he has also been a practitioner-lecturer for the Film Criticism and Film Theory courses at the Yogyakarta Indonesian Institute of the Arts in the Independent Practitioner Program.

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