MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

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Directed by Francis Lawrence

While it may not be the spectacle you would expect from a finale, Mockingjay Part 2 offers enough thrills, twists and turns and a heartwarming conclusion to its characters. It’s built within its characters which makes the film interesting in every turn, that all of the individual in the world of Hunger Games has motives and aspirations and it made the film to be more engaging to watch. Jennifer Lawrence really is the star of the franchise, a flawless take on Katniss Everdeen, giving the audience something beyond the books.

The film starts directly where its predecessor ends, so refreshing the memory would be helpful. The whole series provides a very unique way of connecting its installments, giving it more depth than its source material. Director Francis Lawrence clearly knows what he wants and what he wants to present, the film gives more than just a nation who wants to redeem itself by revolution. There’s also political, romance, family and legacy that pits its characters with each other and to each other.

Jennifer Lawrence is a Goddess. She makes it seem like we know her as Katniss Everdeen rather than as her true self. Every obstacles, every conversation, it’s being pulled off by not just an actor but a character. The whole ensemble should be lauded for being effective in their own characters, from those who have no dialogues to those who have excruciating scenes.

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NOT TO 3D. Though the 3D provides depth in viewing film, it doesn’t give a different experience from watching a 2D movie.


4 Stars

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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