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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MockingJay Part 2 is better than the first one, B+

Above: Jennifer Lawrence stars in Mockingjay Part 2.
Although it can't help itself but feel somewhat too dramatic, the final Hunger Games film is a successful end to one of the better teen drama movies in ages. Jennifer Lawrence still shines as Katniss Everdeen, giving a final great send off performance to the character.



It seemed only several years ago the first Hunger Games film was the talk of the town and big movie rumors were that it was being turned into a series. Now, this time in movie history has come to an end, and Katniss can finally put down her arrows. Mockingjay Part 2 is a good ending to the series, but it's nowhere near as good as Catching Fire or the first film.
The star of the film, as it should be, is of course Lawrence. It's as if she's come to terms with the movies ending and saying goodbye to the role, because on every screen shot of her that's what she's doing it. It's almost good that the movies are ending, because a few more years and she would have outgrown the role of teenager Katniss Everdeen. She's almost outgrown it now, but manages to play it well enough the age difference is avoided.
The special effects are an improvement over the last film, and some of the screen shots of the capital are by far worth watching.
Mockingjay Part 2 is a reminder of the first two movies, especially last part.
However, there's just too many disadvantages to call this film really good.
For one thing, it's overly long. They could have easily made Mocking Jay into a singular film, dare we say three hours? Some of the scenes could have easily been avoided to make Mockingjay a better film. There was one particular section that didn't make sense or fit into the series at all that off centered the movie.
Surprisingly, it was almost too dramatic and romantic as well, but who are we kidding? This is Katniss Everdeen we are talking about, and without drama and romance, it wouldn't be The Hunger Games.
Overall, Mockingjay Part 2 is successful, and fans will be mostly pleased with the outcome.
B+

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