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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

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Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

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Francis Lawrence

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson ... Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth ... Gale Hawthorne
Woody Harrelson ... Haymitch Abernathy
Donald Sutherland ... President Snow
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Plutarch Heavensbee
Julianne Moore ... President Alma Coin
Willow Shields ... Primrose Everdeen
Sam Claflin ... Finnick Odair
Elizabeth Banks ... Effie Trinket
Mahershala Ali ... Boggs
Jena Malone ... Johanna Mason
Jeffrey Wright ... Beetee
Paula Malcomson ... Katniss' Mother
Stanley Tucci ... Caesar Flickerman
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Storyline

With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem. Written by floraxie06

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,897,634, 21 November 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$337,135,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$755,356,711
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Color Force,Lionsgate See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lily Rabe, who was set to play Commander Lyme of District 2, had to back out of the franchise because of a previous commitment with the stage play William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". Her scenes filmed for this movie were cut, and Gwendoline Christie was soon found as her replacement for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015). See more »

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Katniss shoots a recurve bow throughout, but her arrows are nocked for a compound bow which would have an arrow rest (ie with the nock parallel with the cock vane, rather than being perpendicular) . Whilst shooting these arrows with a recurve bow would be possible, it would likely lead to the right hand hen vane fouling the riser and greatly reduced accuracy. See more »

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[first lines]
Katniss Everdeen: [speaking softly] Start simple. Start with that you know is true. My name is Katniss Everdeen. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. Peeta... Peeta was left behind.
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Crazy Credits

After the last scene, the first Hunger Games logo, followed by the Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Part 1 logos, lead to the bird breaking out of the ring showing the Part 2 logo. The screen goes black, we hear the whistle, and the credits roll. See more »

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The Hanging Tree
Written by Suzanne Collins, Jeremiah Fraites (as Jeremiah Caleb Fraites) and Wesley Schultz
Performed by Jennifer Lawrence
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Why is this in two parts?
31 January 2015 | by VartiainenSee all my reviews

The Hunger Games story continues with the third installation, Mockingjay. And it's about as padded and needlessly long as every other two-parter we've had since the studio executives came up with this money-grabbing monstrosity of an idea.

Not to say you shouldn't see this one if you've liked the previous Hunger Games films. This continues the story just fine. Jennifer Lawrence still shines as Katniss Everdeen. Her presence and talent hold us through even through scenes you instantly recognize as needless padding and waste of our money. The returning cast is also as talented as they've always been and most of the new characters are also casted without hitches. Julianne Moore is perhaps a bit too... Julianne Moore to play President Coin 100 percent convincingly, but she has certain presence as well, that cannot be denied.

What bugs me is the story. The book itself was the weakest of the trilogy, though not by much, and it seems that its faults bleed into the film. Especially because the iron tight pace of the previous installations is thrown straight out of the window and we spent most of our time building up atmosphere. And building. And building. And... You get the point. There's very little bang for your buck here and even when something substantial happens, it simply lacks that edge.

Plus, they had the perfect closing scene, and for some reason they decided to keep going for about five minutes. Trust me, you know where they should have ended it when you've seen the movie.

This is a good movie. It still looks great, the main actors are brilliant and it has enough depth to impress through its story alone. I just wish they had had the integrity to go with one movie. It very well might have been the best Hunger Games movie of the three. It would have had two movies before it to build up momentum and steam. Instead it lifts up the pedal from the gas and decides to stroll over the finish line. Poor form, extremely poor form.


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