The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

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Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (IMDb)
Grim, ghastly, great. Could’ve capitalized on the momentum of the simple and effective good rebels vs. bad Capitol set-up of the first two flicks, but instead chose to sit in the darkness underground for a while and meditate on media manipulation and the horrors of war that exist even when you’re fighting evil: a remarkable pre-climax storytelling maneuver that sits better the more you stew on it. Well-shot, scored (Lawrence’s “The Hanging Tree” is truly haunting), and acted, as always.
8/10 (Great)

3 thoughts on “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

  1. To me, this was the weakest entry in the franchise. It was good, but felt like the typical Part 1 endeavor (a lot of build to what’s to come, but nothing much happens).

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    1. yeah, i hear you Jason, it certainly felt like a “part 1” but i personally loved the slow build of it! I also loved the slower nature of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (when many others didn’t seem to), so I guess it’s not that surprising! Haha.

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