Starring: Jennifer Lawrence
Director: Francis Lawrence
This is the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise and after realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission.
Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.
With Katniss so blinded by hate for President Snow and the Capital will she able to keep her focus on what is really important?
“The Chairman” – Well this movie has really confused me, while I think it is a better than average movie I think it is the worse movie in the series. Even though most people didn’t appreciate Mockingjay Part 1, I really enjoyed it as a political thriller and I would advise everyone to see Part 1 before this movie. Francis Lawrence really needed some assistance on the filming of the action scenes, too much shaking cam and indistinguishable fighting.
Somewhere between these two movies is an excellent movie and probably the a third installment to rival The Return of the King (blasphemy I hear in the back of the room….lol).
I was braced before seeing the movie by my wife as to important moments (three in particular) to look out for and while I wont mention them, those moments fell flat on its face. This is a must see if only to conclude your the series if you are a fan. Wait a week to avoid the rush. 6.5/10
“Cathy S (Guest Reviewer)” – Coming from someone hasn’t read the books and has relied on the movies alone to tell the story, I thought overall it was nail biting and thoroughly enjoyable end!
An unusual mix of being kept on the edge of your seat but at the same time taking in beautiful scenes and settings. The love triangle also didn’t disappoint, and keeps you guessing all the way until the end.
Without giving to much away, my only criticism would be the end did feel a little rushed and had a ‘seen-it-in-many-movies-before’ closing scene. But other than that – loved it! 7/10
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