Monday, November 30, 2015

Movie Review Madness - Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

All good things must come to an end. Some go out with a whimper, others with a bang. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is the latter – a worthy end to quite a journey for Katniss Everdeen. This film picks up right where the other ended. Katniss is in the once thought destroyed District 13. She’s banged up but recovering. Peeta is still in isolation after being brainwashed in the Capitol. Hammish, Gale, Plutarch, and Finnick are there to rally with Katniss and plan a way to get into the Capitol to kill President Snow and free the people of war torn Panem. 

From the movie synopsis blurb - What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions. 


We’ve watched Katniss grow and she’s a bit weary now – tired of fighting, tired of the stress, and afraid she will fail those who depend upon her. However, the girl has gumption and a good team who has her back. In Mockingjay Part 2, she has to dig deep and fight for Peeta’s soul. Will she ultimately choose him or Gale? Was there ever a question?  President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is so evil, so full of snake oil, and he knows better than to underestimate Katniss. Believe me, there’s a Holy Crap! scene that will have you cheering.

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss has been so perfect for this role. She embodies character, growth, loyalty, and a stoic presence. She is a true heroine. Josh Hutcherson has grown as Peeta, the baker boy. He and Katniss have been thrown together and their strength and bond has evolved. Woody Harrelson as Hammish has offered Katniss wisdom and strength of friendship. The word strength keeps appearing and that’s the key to the Hunger Games series – it’s been the key to survival after all.  Time to put down your bow and arrow. Time to say farewell to Katniss. The odds have been forever in our favor, after all.


10 comments:

  1. So, Jennifer doesn't play a shape-shifter (like Mystique in the X-Men)? That would be AWEsome.

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  2. I'll probably skip this one, I think. I saw the first one, but the violence was a bit much. I guess the violence in the evening news is more than enough for me. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review. :)

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    1. It is a serious movie and I can understand - certainly a tough view of a future world

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  3. In a way, I'm surprised it made a Three-Peeta. I saw the first one and maybe part of the #2. The closest I got to knowing about Katniss was when my sister asked me to make a Katniss Shawl/Sweater. It was very cool or warm...anyway I liked it. It also took me awhile to connect Katniss to Jen Lawrence...I'm so not with the latest celebs. Whatever happened to Meg Ryan?

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    1. I am a movie buff. Trust me, Jennifer Lawrence is a way better actress than Meg (and I liked her at the time). I bet that shawl was very nifty (warm and cool)

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  4. I never got into Hunger Games, but Jennifer Lawrence is an exceptional actress. I prefer to see her trip, though. It makes me feel better about myself.

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    1. she does seem like a "normal" person

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  5. Woo HOO! Now THIS movie I definitely plan to see. (Now that I've gotten over my aggravation about them splitting the third book into two separate movies!)

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