The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review

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It was year 2012, that the famous novel series by Suzanne Collins, became a famous movie series. Next to the Harry Potter and Twilight series. The Hunger Games is this year’s new action adventure romance film. Breaking records in the box office when it first released the start of the franchise with $152.5 million. The first film of the series was produced by Nina Jacobson and starred famous film stars such as Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcheson (Peeta Mellark) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) as the main cast of the films. Also musician Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) and Donald Sutherland (President Snow) and cast.

The first film of the famous series takes place is the nation of Panem. Boys and girl between the age of 12 and 18 must take part in the annual Hunger Games, a televised event in which every year children fight to the death in symbolism of the past war and difficulties that created the nation. Main star, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in place for her younger sister Prim (Willow Shields) and later joins her district male tribute, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), to the Capitol under the guidance of former victor, Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrleson). The start of the film series earned positive reviews from critics due to the message and the theme of the film. As well as Jennifer Lawrence’s portray of the character, Katniss Everdeen. Critics only criticized the film’s use of shaky cam in the action scenes.

Fast forward to the end of the series. The story follows the main character, Katniss Everdeen, as she prepares to fight the ultimate fight against President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capitol in a war that will define Panem, in the final “76th Hunger Games”. The release of the film hit box office with a total of $276.1 million worldwide against a budget of $160 million. The worldwide opening is the twenty forth biggest of all time. The final film of the series earned positive reviews from critics, stating praise for Lawrence’s acting performance and the performance of the whole cast and the action sequences. Criticism was mainly targeted at the fact of the separation of the final film. Critics found the final film to be a satisfying conclusion to the movie series.

I have had the chance to watch the final film and found that in a way the critics were correct at some parts. I was satisfied with the conclusion and thought that a happy ending was a well-earned finish to the series but the movie lacked in information from the novel. The action sequences was well executed and the choice of characters was brilliant. Overall, I recommend you to watch the last film. If you already watched the whole series, there’s no point in stopping now!! The ending makes a great difference and satisfying conclusion.

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