The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Review

 

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 throws the viewer straight back into the action from where Part 1 had finished Katniss is struggling to come to terms and struggle with Peeta’s actions.  Conflicted with what has just happened and the way in which she feels about him she stays away from him but doesn’t want anything to happen to him.  This is a stance that she is forced to reconsider for the war and for Peeta’s recovery.

Part 1 was the build up to the big battle and suspense was built up and built up, but Part 2 other than a few moments of suspense in the tunnels just seem to plod along with no unexpected turns.  Whether or not it’s because of the knowledge of the books but this movie was just missing something it felt a little distant and methodical in the way it reached its conclusion.

The acting was really quite good, Jennifer Lawrence seeming very subdued in this role but that seemed to be was needed.  The viewer saw her question everything she was doing and the impact that the Hunger Games had on her and the amount of people that had died because of her actions in empowering the rebellion.

Coin was the standout character, though, throughout the series she had been the leader of the rebellion and was a necessary evil in order to beat Snow and the Capital but the problem becomes that although she was an evil that was needed, as Katniss and others didn’t have he leadership qualities completely needed is she the one that should rule over Panem?

The Verdict

Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 was enjoyable movie and a good end to the series, however, it was questionable whether they needed to split it up because the second part just seemed to lose momentum.  It took a while to get back into the story and there wasn’t as much action in this part as was expected.  Overall it was an enjoyable series and well worth watching however the decision to split the last installment of the books might have been a bad call because it disturbed the flow the series.  Part 2 just seem to brush over main of the subplots and not actually build the connection back, for example, the love triangle that was mentioned once or twice but with no real depth or impression. Still an enjoyable movie with all that said.

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