by Jessica Runnels
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I have never completed the book series but I have always loved and looked forward to the Hunger Games movies. I was especially looking forward to this one because I wanted to know what a Hunger Games movie would be like without actual hunger games taking place. This was a fabulous movie that did not disappoint.
The previous movie, Catching Fire, ends with Katniss being saved from the arena so that she can start a revolution against The Capitol. Peeta, her friend and possible boyfriend, was taken by The Capitol. Katniss is determined to save him and stops at nothing to get him back. In Mockingjay, she wakes up in a District no one knew still existed and is recruited as the leader of the revolution. Her friends Finnick, Haymitch, Gale, and Effie join her, along with her sister Prim.
While I loved the movie I was not sure enough happened to qualify it for being one movie. I would’ve much preferred it be one movie for all of Mockingjay so more would happen in one movie. But still, it was very enjoyable. Especially the haunting but beautiful song The Hanging Tree. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss, is a fabulous actress and I love her in everything she’s in. While I am not a huge fan of Josh Hutcherson, I still think he did a great job at portraying Peeta’s internal struggle throughout the movie. Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) are personal favorites of mine in the whole series.
Even if you haven’t read the books I recommend you see the movies and see Mockingjay Part 1 as soon as possible.
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