The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) – 4/5


Not so much different from the book, the epic finale to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, will leave fans with a satisfying conclusion to the bestselling series. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth are back one last time in this dystopia set in the fictional country of Panem to get revenge and go all out against the Capitol.

It is a bit useless to talk about the story because if you have read the books, you know it’s good. Mockingjay is good. Book adaptations are about how they are translated into a film and, unlike Part 1, Part 2 is fast-paced and exciting as well as full of action, destruction, and even more loses.

*Small spoiler ahead*
The fast pace hurts the movie towards the end, however, when important scenes (more specifically when someone really important to Katniss is killed) are rushed over as if the movie was running out of time. In this aspect the editing was poor. While the scenes were close to perfect, the amount of time spend in them was strangely managed and priority was not given to what was really important.

Although the editing and length of scenes in Mockingjay – Part 2 does not reflect those from the book, it remains a fitting adaption of the Hunger Games finale; a finale that is not the happiest of conclusions, but is true, realistic, and well-thought-out.

Learn more about the movie here: Rotten Tomatoes

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