The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Posted on November 22, 2014


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – This is The Hunger Games without its color, even frisky Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) has been reduced to a drab jumpsuit and Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) is forced to go without any of his substances. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) reluctantly agrees to be “The Face of the Revolution” in the propaganda aka propa commercials put out by District 13. It may be due partially to the cool outfit Effie designs for her along with the color-coded arrows provided by Beetee (Jeffrey Wright).

Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is in captivity and looks terrible. Capitol President Snow (Donald Sutherland), who does an awesome job here, has brainwashed him to think that Katniss is his enemy. Gale (Liam Hemsworth) seems to grow more into a leadership position.

Some really good performances here by all of the above, including Sam Claflin as Finnick, and especially Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch. PSH, we still miss you and we’ll miss you even more when Mockingjay Part II opens.