Monday, November 23, 2015

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay pt. 2

AMC Synopsis:
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY-- Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival -- they are for the future. With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends -- including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] -- Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games. 

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY-- Part 2 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong and features an acclaimed cast including Academy AwardA-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Academy AwardA-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland reprising their original roles from The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The impressive lineup is joined by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 co-stars Academy Award A-winner Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.

Fangirl Thoughts: The conclusion to the Hunger Games franchise was everything you expected it to be. The book annoyed me to no end with all of the indecisiveness by Katniss and she pulls the same crap in the movie. One moment she kisses Gale and the next she kisses Peeta in front of Gale. If you ignore those moments then you will enjoy the rest of the movie. The sad loss of characters upsets you even if the deaths feel rushed. 

The epic battle leading up to the fall of President Snow is well done. You truly feel the tension as they group just struggles to live and you can't help but to chant Kill Peeta already. The ending of the movie was for the most part good and you get your happy ending. Overall the characters stick to the general gist of the book and you are satisfied with the movie. I enjoyed the movie and I look forward to whatever prequel that they come up with. Let's be honest, everyone else is doing a prequel why wouldn't they do the same for this series. 

Check out the movie and let me know what you think.

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1 comment:

  1. i though about it the same as your review and both president snow and president coin both got what they deserved. was there anything after the credits?