Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Today, I’ve just seen the new “Hunger Games” movie and here is my review:
Plot/Synopsis: When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.
I’m reading a lot of fan reviews of what they thought of this movie and most of them are saying this film is disappointing ’cause they claim that this film is slow and boring. Not as action packed and violent like the first two were. In this Hunger Games movie, there was very little action scenes. It mostly focused on story and dialogue which is good actually. If you’re a teenager and a fan of the first two movies, you would probably find this movie disappointing but I didn’t.
I thought the film was very good but keep in mind this is only the first half of one really LONG movie. I’m happy they focused on more story and acting than the violence. It gave the actors and the cast a chance to shine with their acting talent which the film did exactly that. Everybody killed it in this movie: Jennifer was great, Phillip Seymour Hoffman of course killed it, Donald Sutherland was amazing as usual… everybody did a great job. It was a pretty intense movie and the film was a lot darker than the first two. The plot was pretty intelligent and I liked where the story was headed to. The story had some pretty interesting twists and turns.
“Mockingjay part 1” was only a buildup of what’s about to happen in the 2nd part so I’m sure the second part will be even better. Was the reason the first part didn’t have much violence and action scenes ’cause they were gonna save that stuff for the second part? I think so. I think they were saving the action stuff for “Mockingjay part 2”. In this movie, the less action scenes, the more drama this movie showed which is what I loved about it.
Before thinking about seeing these movies, you have to watch the first two films: “The Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire” first so you can understand the story and know what’s going on.
Oh yeah, the song that Jennnifer sings for the movie, “The Hanging Tree” is fuckin’ amazing. Loved it. That song didn’t go viral on the internet for no reason. I’m actually thinking about downloading that one song for my Ipod from the soundtrack.
This wasn’t the best “Hunger Games” movie but once you see the rest of “Mockingjay part 2”, I’m sure will be amazing. They’re just saving the best for the last.
I’ll give “Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1” a score of 4 out of 5 as in “good”. Looking forward to part 2 next year.