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The Mockingjay Part 2

on November 30, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2: "We March Together" Trailer Released

As you know if you’ve been following my blog for long, I’ve blogged about the Hunger Games before.  I’ve seen all of the other movies and read the books. So this past weekend I went to see the latest Hunger Games movie.  And just in case you haven’t seen it, be aware that this blog post will have some spoilers in it. I found it interesting that before I got a chance to see the movie, several people in my life were complaining about this newest film. Some said they were disappointed, or didn’t like the ending. But I wanted to reserve judgement till I had actually seen the movie for myself.

So yesterday I settled into my movie chair with a good friend and we watching the 2 hour and 17 minute movie. And I couldn’t see why people were complaining. There were intense battle sequences, fairly good acting, and great music. I even laughed at a few of the lines. I thought the movie did an excellent job of bringing the book to life. If followed the story line almost perfectly as did the previous films. It seemed on par with all of the other Hunger Games movies. What was there to complain about?

And then it hit me, the people I’d heard complaining about the movie had not read the books, or at least not to my knowledge. Suddenly it all made sense. When I first read the books, I loved the first one, was still interested by the second, and was kind of frustrated with the third. I didn’t like that so many of the characters died and yeah I just didn’t like the story. But that’s how it was written. So when I went to see the movie I expected Finnick and Prim to die, I knew Coin was also a villain and I enjoyed seeing everything play out. Plus I got to see my extra favorite ending scene with Peeta and Katniss hanging out with their kids. By the way Peeta makes an awesome dad.

So yeah, I got what I expected. But if someone was watching the films and didn’t know how it was going to end, I can totally see why they were disappointed. I was too, just with the book. I can’t blame the movie, because it wasn’t the movie’s fault, it all came from the book. So in any case, if you’ve enjoyed the Hunger Games movies, you’ll probably enjoy this one too. But if you don’t know the ending, be prepared for some sadness coming your way because it’s not all happily ever after.


4 responses to “The Mockingjay Part 2

  1. I’ve read the books, and I enjoyed the first movie, but that was it..after that I just couldn’t get into them at all. I don’t know why. I think Jennifer Lawrence did a great job, so did Woody Harrellson. I’m just…meh.

    • lydiamhill says:

      Thanks for the comment! Yeah I think the first movie was definitely the best but I don’t own any of them. They were fine for a one time viewing but its not my favorite series.

  2. MovieSnipz says:

    Good point on why people might not like the movie… never thought about that until now.

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