The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Review: Spoiler Free

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Mockingjay Part 2 came out on November 20, 2015, an epic finale to the hugely adored book trilogy. At 7:30 pm opening day there was already a line outside theater 1 for the 8:30 screening of Mockingjay Part 2. There was a buzz of excitement from younger kids to older adults where they could be seen highly anticipating the film’s release. Adults and their children could be seen wearing the trilogies t-shirts in support of the films and to express their enthusiasm.

Once the movie began excited fans finally settled down into their seats to watch the finale. The movie began right off where Mockingjay Part 1 left off. We enter the movie with Katniss struggling to speak after almost being choked to death by Peeta in Mockingjay Part 1. The film wasted no time directing the movie to rebellion taking over the capital. Throughout the film Katniss struggles with the balance of overtaking the capital and keeping a sense of morals at the same time. Much of the film is set in the capitol with the rebels heading toward Snow’s Mansion to eliminate him.

The series came to an epic finale with many twist and turns, character deaths, and action sequences. Much of the film is perhaps rushed towards the end; many characters die-off one after the other, giving the audience little time to digest what had just occurred. The film’s CGI was incredible; the scope of the capital scenes was remarkable, giving every reader the Capital they imagined while reading the books.

Many will agree that perhaps it was unnecessary to split the novel Mockingjay into two films but then again, that’s Hollywood.

Overall the film deserves a solid A and those who have have read the trilogy would agree that as a book-to-film adaptation it deserves an A+. The film was perhaps one of the best book-to-film adaptations, each scene occurring just as it did in the novel. Frances Lawrence, the director, did an excellent job in keeping the film faithful to its’ source material. Not only was the film’s CGI, adaptation, and directing stupendous, but the acting was a whole other story. Jennifer Lawrence excelled in her last film as Katniss; she played every side of her character excellently, including the harshness, bravery, tenderness, and vulnerability. Josh Hutcherson also pulled out all the stops while playing Peeta, who is mentally damaged in the film.

Mockingjay Part 2 is a film you won’t want to miss; it is sure to please those die hard Hunger Games fans or those who have simply followed the films.

 

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