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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Thriller, War | 20 November 2015 (USA)
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As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

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After young Katniss Everdeen agrees to be the symbol of rebellion, the Mockingjay, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state, tries to get to the Capitol, and tries to deal with the battles coming her way...but all for her main goal; assassinating President Snow and returning peace to the Districts of Panem. As her squad starts to get smaller and smaller, will she make it to the Capitol? Will she get revenge on Snow? Or will her target change? Will she be with her "Star-Crossed Lover", Peeta? Or her long time friend, Gale? Deaths, Bombs, Bows and Arrows, A Love Triangle, Hope. What will happen? Written by baileyyybroooks

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$160,000,000 (estimated)

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$102,665,981 (USA) (20 November 2015)

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$281,666,058 (USA) (19 February 2016)
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Director Francis Lawrence stated that because some of the visual effects sequences in this film are so challenging, he and the editors began work on them before The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) was even released. See more »

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When Katniss delivers her speech in District 2, she refers to Cato killing Thresh in the 74th Hunger Games. This is a holdover from the books. In the first movie The Hunger Games, Thresh was killed by the mutts, not Cato. See more »

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[Doctor removing neck brace from Katniss and examining her neck]
Doctor Aurelius: Okay... Okay, I know, I know. I'm sorry. I know it's a little tender.
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Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)
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★★★ - end on a high?
26 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My main concern before seeing this movie was whether splitting the final instalment into two movies would actually work or whether it was just a monetary decision. The answer is unfortunately the latter. I really like the first movie, which was very personal and emotional. Catching Fire upped the spectacle and action brilliantly, but Mockingjay Part 1 just felt like a waste of time which Part 2 couldn't quite reconcile.

As a conclusion to the series, there were a number of points it needed to settle - the battle against the Capitol, Katniss's opposition with Snow, and the Peeta/Gale love triangle - and each one was disappointingly resolved. The four movies have been leading up to these moments, and they didn't pay off. Not only are they emotionally unsatisfying, but they sometimes feel quite out-of-character and unconvincing.

Having said that, some of the action is terrific (although the trailers spoilt most of it). Jennifer Lawrence can do no wrong, and she is possibly more uplifting than ever in this film as a strong, young, female role model. Also it was moving to see Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performance overshadowing the brilliant Julianne Moore, whose character arc was disappointingly predictable.

Although Francis Lawrence is great at directing big, explosive action set pieces, the series is too overstretched and baggy. The characters and audience alike feel weary - had Mockingjay just been one concise movie, some of the problems may have been alleviated. Unfortunately the final product is just a bit long, unconvincing and unsatisfying. Still better than Part 1 though!

3/5


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