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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

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Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the fate of Panem.

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Francis Lawrence

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Peter Craig (screenplay), Danny Strong (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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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, bow and arrows, a love triangle, hope... What will happen? Written by baileyyybroooks

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

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This is the second movie sequel in 2015 to feature an actor, in this case Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died while the movie was still in production. The first was Furious 7 (2015) with Paul Walker. See more »

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When the unit goes out to receive Peeta from the truck, Jackson stays behind in the ruined building. A few seconds later, she is suddenly walking right behind Catniss. See more »

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[first lines]
[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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Follows The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) See more »

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Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)
Lyrics by Suzanne Collins
Music by T Bone Burnett and Simone Burnette (as Simone Burnett)
Performed by Jennifer Lawrence
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Too realistic...but it had to be!!
20 November 2015 | by techno_lime28See all my reviews

I always saw The Hunger Games' movies as a thrilling representation of the corruption and tyranny that's invading this world, and as a young Egyptian who lived through two recent revolutions, we know a great deal about the consequences of civil war, and how dirty the fight can be over political power. This movie hits right home with this theme in a way that democratic and luxurious societies won't understand or enjoy.

Mockingjay pt2 delivers a suspenseful and emotional ride as Katniss and the other rebels set out on a mission to kill the ruthless president Snow. The film plays heavy on its politics, showing the ugly side of revolutions. It would have been easy to make a pure good vs. pure evil scenario, but the movie shows a lot of gray areas and stresses on the fact the no one is incorruptible, which is far more enjoyable in terms of storytelling.

The film also does justice to its characters in their final journey, and has great performances by its two leads. J.Lawrence excels in portraying a determined Katniss fighting to subdue her tortured emotions for the sake of a bigger cause, she perfectly balances the strength of making sacrifices and becoming merciless in war without losing her humanity. Hutcherson gives his best acting shot as a confused Peeta fighting battles both on the ground and within his mind, and his monologues arrive with several meaningful moments that remind us of what 'The Hunger Games' were all about. However, its D.Sutherland's and J.Moore's sickening performances as two similar nemeses, that elevated this young-adult film to a whole new level.

But the film is anything but flawless, it has several problems which we can blame on the editing team, the slow pace of the film focuses too much on Katniss and her group that makes you forget about the outside war, and when the time came when the size of the rebellion showed itself, you don't get enough of it, which in my opinion is the biggest issue with the film. However, this was never meant to be a full scale war film, it was always, presented from one person's point of view, which is understandable. Another issue I found was in how the movie had several deaths of main characters but doesn't spend enough time to pay tribute to them, not as much as they did with Rue in the first film.

Nevertheless, instead of lingering on the imperfections, I applaud Mockingjay Part 2 for the bigger message its trying to convey, for creating a satisfying resolution to one of the strongest and most enduring heroines in cinema, and for respecting its audience and not sugarcoating anything. People are complaining about this final chapter being too grim, my parents thought it was too realistic, too similar to what's happening in our country and so many others, but to me...that was necessary. I can only wish that movies like this will in some way contribute in making a wiser next generation of political leaders, which is what the film offers ultimately as consolation; a last sense of hope for the future.


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Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,665,981, 22 November 2015

Gross USA:

$281,723,902

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$658,344,137
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