Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2


After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal; assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow? Or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover", Peeta? Or her long time friend, Gale? Deaths, Bombs, Bows and Arrows, A Love Triangle, Hope. What will happen?

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is the 2nd half of the final Hunger Games book that was unnecessary milked into 2 movies. We finally get to see the ending of the painfully slow first half of the story, with a better but still slow second half. This shows you once again why you shouldn't split a short book into multiple parts. Though, this time around the story is a lot better with a much darker tone, which I really enjoyed. The acting performances are good all-around and the action scenes were great, whenever there were any that is. Now about the ending, oh the ending... While it was satisfying the first time around, it just kept dragging on and dragging on, up until the moment I started wondering when the damn movie would actually end. If you are a fan of the Hunger Games franchise, I would recommend seeing it, but if you are not, this movie won't win you over.

#enjoyable 3.0


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2 puts an end to the Hunger Games series (as far as we know that is) and it wasn’t bad. Well, at least for the majority of the film. The movie was actually 30 minutes too long for the story’s sake. Whilst sitting in the theater I was actually thinking it was about to end 30 minutes prematurely, which isn’t really a great achievement for a film. Apart from that, the story got a quite a good end with some plot twists (although you can see them coming throughout the film, they are still nice plot twists) and as we already know, the actors were pretty good. The most important remark I have about acting is that Jennifer Lawrence seems to be having some difficulty with expressing emotions other than anger and sadness. There are quite a lot of scenes where she actually doesn’t show any emotion whatsoever. Altogether, I enjoyed the movie and if you have been following the Hunger Games until now you should definitely see it.

#enjoyable 3.0


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is the final installment of the massively popular young adult franchise. Overall this part of the story was quite a bit darker than all previous parts, which we can happily appreciate. There were some plot twists here and there and even though they were pretty obvious at times, it was still a nice touch which gave the story a bit more depth. Despite all this, the movie is too slow and should’ve been a lot shorter. The reason for this is most likely the, these days generally accepted, practice of splitting the last part of the story into multiple films. The moment where the movie should have ended was pretty good though, but really, it should have ended just then. Lastly, the actors did truly know how to carry the story, which still makes the movie a pleasure to watch. Altogether, we would recommend it for those who like the franchise.

#enjoyable 3.0