Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Storyline: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. With the Games now destroyed and in pieces, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright), now end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay" and the symbol of rebellion for the people.

My Thoughts: I am going to keep this short and sweet. Everyone played their roles appropriately. They know their characters and how they need to portray them. My problem with this movie is that it is a set up movie. We all know how a story is written. There is a beginning, plot point, climax, plot point, resolution; so when you take a story and break it up into two you are left with the first movie lacking any fun. 

This movie while not horrible was slow and a bit boring at times. I would recommend not watching it at a dine in theater after you ate wings and reclined back. You will find yourself nodding off. This is definitely a wait until it is at Redbox and watch from the comfort of your couch type movie. The next movie will give us the climax and resolution to the Hunger Games Trilogy so go see that one in the theaters. 

If you did go see it, what did you think?

Post by Vikki
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