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. 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 the 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.”


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 gorgeously without any music.


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. Even the score that goes in the background is captivating.

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

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