Director: Francis Lawrence
Release Date: 11/20/2105
Duration: 137 minutes
My Rating: 10/10
Overview: The war for control of Panem is here and the rebels are lead by Katniss Everdeen, the symbol of the revolution. Can Katniss end the tyranny in the Capitol, or will President Snow keep using Katniss as a piece in his games?
Mockingjay Part 2 is the epic conclusion of the Hunger Games series adapted from novels written by Suzanne Collins.
What I loved: If you know me, then you know I am totally obsessed with the Hunger Games. I even have a beautiful mockingjay tattoo on my upper right leg. So, needless to say, this movie release was an emotional goodbye for me.
The series as a whole was one of the closest film/book adaptations I've ever seen, and Mockingjay Part 2 stayed true to the pattern. There were very little changes made, some of which were uncontrollable due to Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic passing last year. Don't fret though, Plutarch is still featured in this film and no CGI, Computer Generated Imagery, was used.
It's always so magical to see one of your favorite books come to life and Francis Lawrence, director, did not disappoint. The filmography and cinematography effects were phenomenal and it was absolutely aesthetically stunning. This film was the most action-packed one of the series for sure.
The story was moving, chilling, suspenseful and bittersweet. Bring some tissues if you can, because some scenes, won't leave a dry eye in the house. Don't like certain plot points? Well, don't fault the movie, because as I had mentioned, this film stays very true to the book.
Jennifer Lawrence was the perfect Katniss and again, she nailed it. She is truly a generational hero especially for young females. JLaw is an outstanding role model and is beyond talented. The rest of the cast left me speechless too, including but not limited to, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Smart, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Liam Hemsworth, and so many more. I couldn't have picked a better cast for this series myself.
What I didn't: The very worst part of Mockingjay Part 2 is knowing this is the end, there will be no more premieres and the hype is over. I'm not ashamed to admit, I balled my eyes out during the final credits. It was a heartbreaking goodbye, but I left the theatre knowing one of my favorite book series was done right.
Anyone know of a good clinic to treat SHGWS (Severe Hunger Games Withdrawal Syndrome)?