As everyone knows I have a love-hate relationship with Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. But as it’s well documented, I won’t get into that. When it came about that I would review Mockingjay, Part 2 for Silver Petticoat, I thought it a perfect excuse to finally see one of these films in the theater. No matter my gripes I have really enjoyed the movies. So seeing one on the big screen seemed like an excellent outing. So… that prompted me to crazily (crazy because I was already reading 2-3 books) pick up the book and attempt to race through it in time to see the final film in addition to sneaking in a viewing of “part one” since I’d not yet seen it.
Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), we had a snowstorm that delayed my original plans to see this by two days. But this past Sunday I finally saw the epic conclusion that is Katniss Everdeen’s journey.
FILM REVIEW | Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014)
In short, I really (really) liked the movie. I thought it was brilliant (as an adaptation, the cast, the sets) and am far more satisfied by the film’s ending than the book. Odd since they are virtually the same, only difference is Movie Katniss (who is awesome) vs. Book Katniss.
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If you’d like to read more of my thoughts or fangirl gushes on the film, you can find review links down below. Otherwise, let’s hear your thoughts on Mockingjay, Part 2. The comments are wide open down below.
The worldwide phenomenon that first burst into our world as a YA dystopian trilogy (some seven years gone) followed by its subsequent films has finally drawn to its close with Mockingjay Part 2. Since nearly all young adult adaptations make a trilogy more complicated (not to mention drawing the saga out) by splitting the final book into two parts, this franchise figured it best do the same. We saw part one released back in 2014 and now, in 2015, we’re seeing how Katniss Everdeen’s story concludes…
“Stay with me.” “Always.”
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is shattered following the Hunger Games and her second brush with death in the Quarter Quell. Her psyche has just been dealt another crushing blow, a trauma that might just be her undoing. District 13’s team of soldiers rescued the remaining victors, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from the Capital. He’s been returned to Katniss but trained as an assassin with one target: Katniss. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat ➔