The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Movie Review


When I initially heard reviews for this movie a lot of people said that they wanted more action in there befitting for an end chapter to a well rounded series, especially with how Mockingjay, Part 1 moved so slowly, I was a little sad. So naturally when I heard that this movie was just like Spectre in a lot of aspects, I just decided in my mind that I would forego this movie and catch it when it came out on on Blu-Ray. But by stroke of luck, (and me forgetting that Creed came out on Thanksgiving), I ended up at the movies to watch this and it was better than I thought it was going to be.

If you read my review on Spectre then you know how I feel about that potentially being Daniel Craig's last Bond movie. So the thought of Jennifer Lawrence ending her time as Katniss Everdeen in a manner like Daniel was a little disheartening. I'll admit that the first two movies were pretty great in terms of story telling and action, (still catch the feels about Rue dying). Everyone thought that if you were going to split up the two movies, with part one setting up the second one with pure dialogue, then the second one should have went all out in terms of the action. The trailers succeeded in getting me hype for what was suppose to come and I was all in, (which by the way they put all of the action scenes in the trailers).

Even though the trailer put 90% of the films action sequences in the trailer and pretty much told the story of the movie as all trailers do nowadays, and even though the fan reviews and certain critic reviews were critical of this movie, I still enjoyed this movie. It was weird in the sense that I knew what was going to happen as soon as I saw the shift in attitude during this movie. I mean it was predictable to the T, even for those of us who didn't read the book, but it did a great job of putting in that one pivotal scene in the movie that made me pay attention.

For the first time in this series since Rue died, I felt a genuine disdain for Snow and I wanted him dead. That key moment made me emotionally invested again and I was back on board for the movies ending scenes. Now what made me mad after that was how easily everyone else died after that and her short term, (as far as film time goes), with adjusting back home. I also didn't like the way they cleared up that messy love triangle either, like it didn't get the justice, (or fight scene), that it deserved. I think that a couple of the characters were underutilized and that it felt kind of rushed after a certain point. I feel as though Philip Seymour Hoffman's death left a hole in the original plans for what they had in mind.

The movie was alright and not better because of the lack of grand scale payoff that this movie earned. I mean the first two entries with them getting out of the dome was more exciting than this was. I don't know if it was series fatigue, Philip Seymour Hoffman's untimely passing or if this was the actual direction they wanted to go with this. All I know is that this movie could have done a lot better in the boom department since they wanted to just kill everyone off anyways. I'm going to suggest you wait off on this movie until it comes out on Blu-Ray if you're a fan. No sense in wasting your money for basically Mockingjay Part 1 with one or two more booms mixed in there.

Did you see the final chapter in this series? If so, how did you like it? Where you disappointed or did it satisfy your needs? Let me know in the comments section below.


Until next time guys!

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