THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1: MOVIE REVIEW
When I heard that the third chapter of the Hunger Games trilogy of books was going to be split into two parts I was concerned by that. My thoughts on that decision was that it’s not done because the final book is so long that it needed to have its source material honored. No, it’s all about the economics. The two previous Hunger Games films have earned over 830 million in the domestic box office. That’s too many mockingjays to be had or ignored. Speaking of which, how does Mockingjay, Part 1 fair? Warning spoilers ahead…
Having been rescued following the events of Catching Fire, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in a deep underground bunker in District 13. There she is reunited with her mother and sister as well as Gayle (Liam Hensworth) and the survivors of District 12. It is also here where Katniss is introduced by Plutarch (the late and great Philip Seymour Hoffman), to President Coin (Julianne Moore), head of the resistance against the Capital and President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Plutarch and Coin want Katniss to be the face of the revolution. To be the Mockingjay that will bring the other districts together against the oppressive Capital.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 ***1/2 (out of 5 stars)
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