Archive for November 19th, 2015

19th November
2015
written by Adam

As civil war within the districts of Panem escalates, reluctant figurehead and inspiration Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) helps to lead the march against the Capitol. Awaiting Katniss, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has a whole new host of death up his sleeve; meanwhile, President of the revolution, Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) has motivations of her own to advance her players on the map. Will the efforts of Katniss, Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and the rest of crew of rebels have what it takes to finish the revolution or will all be lost within the war?mockingjay2 Continuing on his success from previous installments, Director Francis Lawrence brings the tension and action to a fevered pitch in this conclusion. With clear inspiration from the earlier Alien films, not a bad place to turn, and solid acting from the ensemble the film plays strong for the first two hours. However, as with other literary to cinematic conversions the Hunger Games anthology is prey to the unfortunate pitfall of not knowing when to stop and the final 20 minutes languish on, pacing becomes an issue, and the veritable cinematic marathon finishes on fumes, barely enough to get across the finish line. Regardless, enough does work overall and the built in audience who’s followed along so far will not be disappointed. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is rated PG-13.

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