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Today I’m reviewing The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1.

Short Synopsis:

When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.**

Non-Spoiler Review:

This installment of The Hunger Games digs deep into the mental state of Katniss. It shows what happens during the start of a war. There are a lot of points where they build the story. Be warned that this is a two part movie. If you’re a reader of the book franchise then you will be excited to watch this movie.

I give this movie a 7.1 out of 10.

Check out down below for a spoiler review on The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1. You’ve been warned.

 


** Warning, Possible Spoilers!!!! **

 

The Good:

  • Propaganda is the best thing when you’re trying to win a war of wits. This movie uses it in interesting ways. It’s all about gaining an advantage in the section of morale. The side that controls the moral will have a great advantage in the war.
  • Haymitch was filled with great moments of comedic relief in the tense situation of the war. He was able to bring some levity to each scene he appeared in.
  • President Snow is a force to be reckoned with in The Hunger Games franchise. He is charming enough to have people to follow him willingly and ruthless enough to play dangerous mind games with Katniss. He is the Joker to Katniss’ Batman. Your movie is only as good as your villain and he’s very impressive.

 

The Bad: 

Katniss is still unsure if she would like to be the head of the resistance. This is the third movie in the series and she’s still unsure. You would think she had enough time to come to terms with everyone looking up to her. She was groomed for being the leader of the resistance.

Finnick really didn’t have much of a part in this movie at all. He only had one monologue scene close to the end of the movie. During the rest of the movie he felt like a non-important character. He should have gotten more camera time.

The biggest fault with this movie is the fact that it’s part 1 of 2. They really should have combined the two movies into one. The movie felt like it too a little too much time to buildup. This could have been covered in a three hour movie of MockingJay instead of two separate movies.

The rescue of Peeta was confusing. President Snow had Peeta in his grasp and just allowed the resistance to come in and just take him. He didn’t even stopped them when they were leaving. This plays into the whole not breaking the movie up in two parts. You will have to wait until the next movie to figure out what exactly was Snow thinking when he made this move.

This movie spent too much time on Katniss. They should have focused on the other districts and their struggles/ growth. The more they kept to Katniss, the more the movie dragged. It would have helped with the build up if they showed different people within the resistance.

The Hypothetical:

It would be a different movie if President Snow captured Gale during the rescue attempt of Peeta. Snow would have both of Katniss’ love interests in his grasp. It would cause a lot of turmoil for Katniss. Snow had the perfect opportunity to end the war before it even started.

 

Questions of the week: What did you think of this installment of The Hunger Games? Do you think they should have split the movies in two or combine them? Who is your favorite character from the resistance?

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