The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Posted on November 21, 2015

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – Starting where Part 1 left off, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is under President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) mind control and believes Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is his enemy. Using words instead of weapons, Kat leads Team Mockingjay to the capitol to take out Snow. The action is slower and more thoughtful than in the past. Then bam, an explosion occurs. Using underground tunnels to escape and move closer to Snow, the group sleeps while sitting up and never once needs to use a bathroom. At first, I thought this was going to be the best Game ever. But it bogs down a bit with creepy, slimy creatures fighting for ever.

Great acting with Sutherland’s malicious smile; Julianne Moore’s (Alma Coin) combined beauty and evilness; Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last role; Stanley Tucci; Elizabeth Banks (Effie’s outfits), and Woody Harrelson. There’s a little twist toward the end, a couple of favorite characters are killed, and a final bittersweet ending. The Hunger Games have been a remarkable series.

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