Katniss on a different terrain
These Games are also different for Katniss, in part because she is now a veteran who goes into them with her eyes wide open to the threats. She also goes into them in an unfamiliar position: as the frontrunner. “These games are definitely different because everybody has been here before. Everybody’s experienced,” Francis Lawrence says.
This time the battle terrain is also new and unchartered – as well as mind-boggling to Katniss.
“This arena is something that Katniss has never experienced before,” Lawrence notes. “She grew up in the woods, so that was always her specialty. But this is all new to her -- a jungle and a very sinister jungle at that. The jungle becomes a deadly tribute in itself.”