The Mockingjay Burns On

Written by Rebecca Oldham. Media by Rebekah Dothager.



The much anticipated Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 hit theaters on November 20th. The final movie in the critically acclaimed saga is expected to bring in $125 million the Box Office. The series has made an incredibly successful transition from book phenomenon to blockbuster film series, next to other known projects such as Harry Potter, Twilight, and Divergent.

Even though we will have a very bright future of our favorite books becoming movies, we all must say a sad goodbye to the continuation of The Hunger Games, as Mockingjay: Part 2 brings the saga to a close. This is the very last installment and they did a brilliant job of making this movie perfect for the fans.

Attention Spoilers Ahead! If you haven’t seen Mockingjay: Part 2 yet or read the book, stop now if you don’t want to read spoilers!


For those of us who are Hunger Games fans and have all seen the movies, we know that the last movie was a bit slow. It followed Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss Everdeen as she tried to help District 13 begin a full-fledged war against the Capital and President Snow. The last movie didn’t have an extreme amount of fighting at all and focused more on the propaganda of war. The fact that one of Katniss’s love interest Peeta, played by Josh Hutcherson, was captured didn’t make things easy on our favorite heroin. After Peeta is rescued, they found that he had been brainwashed by the Capitol with the hallucinogenic tracker jacker venom.  Audiences were left hanging after watching the brainwashed Peeta attempt to kill Katniss.


Mockingjay: Part 2 didn’t disappoint. It was the perfect amount of action, tears and love. We come back in with our favorite heroine having to deal with the fact that Peeta is brainwashed and wants her dead.  Katniss also wants President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland, dead for all that he has done. As the doctors and Katniss’s sister, Prim, attempt to help Peeta sort through his memories, Katniss is unable to stay still. She decides to join the fight in any way possible. She goes to fight in one of the districts only to get shot and sent back to District 13. Still unable to deal with what has happened, she breaks orders and sneaks off to the front lines only to join the fight leading into the Capital. She is later joined by Peeta and from this point on it seems that President Coin from District 13 would rather have her dead at the end of this war than alive. Needless to say from this point on things get a bit crazy. Katniss doesn’t know who she can truly trust, and her love for Peeta really starts to show through her war-hardened exterior as he begins to ask her which memories were real and which were fake. This is also the point in which the war really begins to show through and the pain of loss truly starts to hit you. It is here in the movie that the consequences of war catch up with both the characters and the viewers; the pain of loss starts to hit as we watch some of our favorite characters perish. We won’t spoil who, for those of you who still need to watch the movie. The movie is very close to the book and includes one twist many may not see coming. The graphics really helped to bring out the intensity as they created amazing special effects for the capital’s signature game maker weapons and mutts. Overall this is a movie that many will love and true fans will be proud of!

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