The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

Basic Summary – Following her rescue from the devastating Quarter Quell, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) awakes in the complex beneath the supposedly destroyed District 13. Her home, District 12, has been reduced to rubble, and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) is now the brainwashed captive of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). At the same time, Katniss also learns about a secret rebellion spreading throughout all of Panem — a rebellion that will place her at the center of a plot to turn the tables on Snow.

I’m still a little bit frustrated that this was split up into 2 parts, but anyways Mockingjay Part 1 basically is all the political parts of the book. Is it wrong that I actually like the split up for this film… Here me out here.

I think focusing on the political aspects for the whole as opposed to smashing it together with the second film and rushing through details would have been a bad move. It made me appreciate every character and made me relatively connect with each of the new characters that were introduced this film. There isn’t much to comment on this film at least. District 13 looks amazing especially for being underground. There aren’t really any flaws with it that I have.

It does have a relatively a slow start, but after the intensity of the last film, it is a breath of fresh air somewhat. It is a nice film though and a great introduction to the final film. Not to give too much away, but I REALLY loved the ending – like I knew it was coming, but I didn’t want it to happen and boy, did it leave me speechless.


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