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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Review (2015)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 aptly concludes the saga.

“You love me. Real or not real?”

The aforesaid escapes Peeta’s lips when he is trying to isolate real memories from the contorted ones. “Real” replies a reassured Katniss as she seeks comfort in Peeta’s arms. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is an epic finale and a brilliant conclusion to a colossal tale. It all ends right here. Everything boils down to a twisted devious plot well executed by Francis Lawrence. Complemented him a great closure that came winging straight from the rad Suzanne Collins’ book.

Francis helms a beauty of a movie as he sluggishly walks unfurling the gorgeous plot piece by piece taking the bad-ass score at apt junctures. You could almost tell how much effort has been put into the film-making. Every frame is superbly cut, and changed aptly with the right background score for emphasis. Like a scene where Katniss hugs Primrose and the camera revolves around them leaving only music and their eyes to do the talking. So many such gorgeous frames are imbibed in the flick that can’t just go unnoticed.

The drama is great just like its predecessors with Jennifer doing a lot of work to hit the right emotions. Screenplay keeps getting better with every progressive line. Both Danny and Peter did a great job squeezing out the right words.

Pods in the Mockingjay – Part 2 are thrilling to watch. Surprises are strewn all over the Capitol, and things become quite daunting for the team. Mutts in the movie are terrifying. The fight scenes that follow their inclusion are pretty dope too. If you are looking for action, then that is how little you will get to be really frank. But that’s what the saga has always been about. The story! Period.

The final bits leave you asking for more. I have never really liked epilogues. The fact that it is all going to get over soon makes me sad. Like any other franchise that has reached a dead end, The Hunger Games too gradually slips into oblivion which is disheartening.

Anyways, if you have been an avid Hunger Games fan all this time this epic finale can’t be missed. Go for it!

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 Review (2014) | Drama Galore

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 is an arresting piece. Ushers in another crucial build to the story so gripping that it would leave you waiting for more. The flick is like a stepping stone preparing us for a big conclusive finale. Despite how little the director had in his baggage he still manages to deliver.

Direction of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

Francis Lawrence who brought us amazing movies like I Am Legend and Constantine, also the previous instalment, who is also going to do the next (Whoopie!), is still magnificent underneath his direction cap. His frames are slow, the focusing and the feeling kind, and at the same time extremely powerful. The impact that he makes whilst an actor delivers his lines is a beauty to perceive.

still of a sad finnick odair and katniss in the hunger games mockingjay part 1

“I wish she was dead. I wish they were all dead and we were too. It would be best.”

Extraordinary Acting Prowess of Jennifer Lawrence

Words fail to describe the acting prowess of Jennifer Lawrence. She has this grave demeanour that she carries which at once rivets you to the screen. She is still very dramatic and exhumes the right kind of emotional vibes. And boy! the song she sings is just beautiful! The Hanging Tree. Ah! So powerful and just so right! She carries it too gorgeously without any music to aid her.

The Hunger Games might be over but the perversion of President Snow is still extant. He pervades like Poison and delivers the ultimate blow just like it. We see a lot of Gale here and some Finnick in agony. The screenplay puts all the right words in both their mouths. The score in the background is really enchanting too.

The Final Verdict

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 is a brilliant depiction of the amazing Suzanne Collins series and the finest kind of drama you will ever see. Lawrence, both the actor and the director, do justice to it. Can’t wait for the final chapter now.

PS: Only for drama lovers and The Hunger Games followers. Nothing here for action buffs.

You can check out the trailer of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 here: