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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:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1






Visual effects







  • Subtle Direction
  • Outstanding music
  • Good Visuals
  • Marvellous Drama


  • Slow paced cinema
  • Nothing much in the plot
  • Long and tiring
  • Negligible action

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