The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 | Third Space

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

The series that comes in with a roar and leaves with a whimper
Thu 19 Nov 2015

The final chapter of the Panem war

Walking into the cinema...
We finally come to the end of this journey. The question is not what will happen in the end, but will the makers of this film remain faithful to the original story?

Overall rating: 2.75 stars

Cinematic rating: 2.5 stars

Bigger questions rating: 3 stars

When the Hunger Games came onto the cinematic landscape, it was exciting and provided a strong female character that propelled Jennifer Lawrence onto the world stage. Three years and four films later it has turned into a long and arduous journey, but the end is in sight for this compelling story of survival, rebellion and revenge. The districts of Panem have rallied and are united under the leadership of President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) of District 13. The war of Panem has progressed to the front door of the Capital, the home of President Snow and his Peacekeepers. The Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), is bearing the weight of the rebellion on her shoulders as it's mythical symbol and she assists in leading the battle against the tyrannical rein of Snow. During the unification process, she soon realises that the fight is not only against the Capital forces, but one that is closer to home. Katniss must wield her powers against an internal power struggle within the rebellion and the psychological battle within her Hunger Games partner, Peeta (Josh Hutchinson). The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 provides the conclusion to Katniss' travails and the series.
From the opening sequence, the story and cast look and feel tired of all that they have been through over the last three instalments of this franchise. The depiction of the war looks to be an exhausting experience, but in reality, the last two films have also proven to be tiresome. The final chapter starts off slow and even with the eventual inclusion of action sequences, the pace of the story never accelerates to much more than a stroll. It is fascinating that a director can make a story about war so boring...

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Written by Russell Matthews based on a five star rating system @ Russelling Reviews #russellingreviews #hungergmaes #mockingjay2

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