The third Hunger Games movie in the series doesn’t disappoint. Well, it was annoying that it’s basically half a film, but, I still liked it well enough.
I do really think they did a good job of the movie, and they have maintained a high calibre from the first two movies. But, as I said above, it is let down by the fact that it’s half the story, so the movie is somewhat lackluster, as it’s basically just working towards the final film. Though there is plenty of action and moving scenes. Like Katniss’ return to District 12, her singing The Hanging Tree, the journey to District 8 and of course Peeta’s rescue and return. With this latter point, I really thought they did a fantastic job, so much tension, and great to see the rescue taking place, rather than it just happening.
The acting is great, Jennifer Lawrence, as always, is awesome. And her propo crew is perfect, can’t wait to see more of them in the second part! They remained rather faithful to the book. And The Hanging Tree, oh my, the song is beautiful, and made it’s way on to the charts. And they showed the rebels destroying the hydroelectric dam (which I don’t recall in the book, but who cares) which was stunning.
I just loved when Snow was giving a speech to the districts about all Mockingjay symbols/association being treason and will be punished, and how his granddaughter undoes her hair which was done in Katniss’ style. It’s the little things.
One thing which annoyed me quite a bit was that Katniss didn’t demand that she kill Snow. Like that’s a pretty important demand, why leave that part out, would have taken three words (I kill Snow). Which makes me really wonder what they’ll do in the final movie then. But apart from that I’m quite happy, the included the roses, Buttercup, the dissolution of Gale and Katniss, Annie, The Hanging Tree and her new bow (though not the fact that it responds to her voice).
I really can’t wait for the final movie, which is what frustrates me about this one, is that we don’t get the whole thing. It’s just like Harry Potter. And it’s quite annoying that this has become standard. Though I’m always in two minds about it because I love getting more movie, but I hate that it’s basically a cash grab, and it means that the first part is always a bit of a let down, and then you have to wait another year for the final part.