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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Here’s my review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1!
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Suzanne Collins Talks About 'The Hunger Games,' the Books and the Movies - The New York Times

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” – Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay)



⚠️There are a few spoilers ahead, so beware if you have not watched this movie yet.⚠️

 


Movie Summary:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was released in 2014; based on a book written by Suzanne Collins in 2010. The story continues after the previous movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” released in 2013. The main character, Katniss Everdeen, follows her rescue from the severely devastating Quarter Quell. Katniss wakes up in a complex under District 13, which is supposedly destroyed. Her original home in District 12 is completely rubble, along with Peeta Mellark being brainwashed and held captive by President Snow. Katniss learns about a rebellion throughout Panem. This rebellion will allow her to turn the tables on President Snow. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Review - IGN



The first Mockingjay movie is about a 4/5 in my opinion. Here’s the pros and cons.

 

Pros:

  • It’s a very well-made movie overall that has a very entertaining concept.

 

  • Action scenes are very realistic and the acting is very well played. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson really stuck out to me as actors in this movie. Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen is one of the best cast characters I’ve ever seen. Jennifer seems to embody the character of Katniss pretty well.

 

  • It has a very powerful stronghold that makes you think about your own personal morality along with the decisions of the characters as well.

 



 

Cons:

  • At the end of the movie, I was expecting a lot more action. What I mean by that is I expected an immense epic battle with people going crazy, but there wasn’t. Just seemed very anti-climactic as an ending where they only had a diplomacy. This is nice and all, things are good now, but I personally wanted to see a crazy bloody battle to make things more interesting.

 

  • While I love Katniss throughout the movie, she’s constantly blindsided by love… CONSTANTLY. She just seems to abandon all of her morals and her overall personality. It’s nice that they wanted to go for a love-story-type deal, I just think it undermines Katniss’s abilities as a character.

 

  • The movie is a bit unnecessarily long and doesn’t improve the series franchise a whole lot. A LOT of the movie feels like dialogue and filming propaganda. Not to mention, they kill off a few characters which sucks.


 

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Mason Ritchey is a junior at Capital City High School, and a member of the Plume newspaper staff. This is Mason’s first year writing for the Plume. He loves to write about personal topics of interest, so he is excited to voice his thoughts on this platform.
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