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Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Review

One last aim ey Mockingjay? 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Review – Another saga comes to an end.
One last 'reunion'? 
The final part of the hunger games starts off where it ‘cliff-hanged’ in part 1 when Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) who was rescued from the Capitol attacks Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). This creates more tension between them while Katniss is also figuring out how to defeat President Snow (Donald Sutherland). She finally agrees to join a team of ‘Stars’ to enter Snow’s mansion to overthrow him and turn Panem into a more liberal nation. The journey however is not easy as once again they are faced with many unsuspecting obstacles set up by Snow to try to stop the so called rebels. A game of cat and mouse pursues that slowly reveals some individuals real intention in joining the fight against the Capitol. The battle between the both side cost more lives and in the end will it go to waste or be worth it? 
Lesser of evil two or evil with a different face? 
Jennifer Lawrence has come a long way since The Hunger Games started its journey 2012. With an Oscar and few other blockbusters under her belt she truly is the Girl in Fire. Even with bigger names associated to the franchise including Oscar winners themselves namely, Julianne Moore and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer managed to carry her role as Katniss really well. Heck, it even sparked real life Mockingjay kind of situation. Remember the Hong Kong umbrella thingy? Anyhow too much focus on Katniss did however take away the thunder from other characters being reduced to mere guest roles. I would have liked if Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson  and even Josh or Liam getting a bit more screen time than just playing second fiddle to Jennifer. Even the storyline felt a bit bland except for some action scenes thrown in that otherwise what would have been a snooze fest. Despite being split into two parts finale, it felt like some important part of the plot have been left out while other section was dragged too much.  

Finally fly for free? 
After a great start to the series the ending was not what I was hoped for albeit a happy one. It was more like a roller coaster ride that seems awesome to look at but not so fun to ride on. Oh well…at least the odd was in favour of Katniss.

P/s - The Hunger Games - Mockingjay - Part 1 review

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