We Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II “Nothing less than awesome.” – MR

The Hunger Games, Mockingjay – Part 2

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The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay – Part 2
Mockingjay Part 2 Poster.jpg

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on Mockingjay
by Suzanne Collins
Starring
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Jo Willems
Edited by
  • Alan Edward Bell
  • Mark Yoshikawa
Production
company
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • November 4, 2015(Berlin premiere)
  • November 20, 2015(United States)
Running time
137 minutes[2][3]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $150–160 million[4][5]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a 2015 American epicscience fictionwar film directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is the second of two cinematic parts based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, and the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games film series, produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik and distributed by Lionsgate. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman (in his final film role), and Donald Sutherland. It is the sequel to the first part of the Mockingjay adaptation, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which was released on November 21, 2014.

The plot concludes the story of Katniss Everdeen; realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta, Gale, and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. Principal photography on both parts of the film began on September 23, 2013, inAtlanta, before moving to Paris for two weeks of filming and officially concluding on June 20, 2014, in Berlin, Germany.[6]

Part 2 is scheduled to be released on November 20, 2015, in the United States in 2D and IMAX, internationally in 2D, 3D, RealD Cinema and IMAX 3D in select territories, and will be the only film in the film series widely released in 3D.

Cast

Plot

With the nation of Panem in a full-scale revolutionary war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin), Cressida (Natalie Dormer) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the District 13 unit as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. Although rebels – including fellow victors, Johanna (Jena Malone), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) – now control most of Panem, the Girl on Fire must still overcome one last challenge to win President Snow’s “game” – to conquer the Capitol at the risk of losing her friends and loved ones. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in the Hunger Games as she realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future of Panem.[7]

Our Thoughts

The Hunger Games movies ended as they started, only the world was a better place, and a girl with a willful heart, had finally made the man-decision a whole generation of non-readers have been waiting for her to make. The losses are heartfelt, and some of them are as surprising as they are infuriating. That little bit of satisfaction I waited 4 movies for, and intentionally stopped reading the last book of the series to wait and see, was not there. A conclusion that satisfies everyone is hard to find. In the end, though, this whole series is nothing less than awesome. Highly Recommended in IMAX – MR

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