The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Movie Review


Summer B. '19, Writer

For more than seven decades, the Capitol has been sending twenty-four innocent children to a fight-to-the-death-game, while people of wealth in the prestigious city watch for their enjoyment and entertainment. This event is called the Hunger Games, and it has kept the country of Panem under control. Every year, workers from the Capitol, called gamemakers, would “reap” those twenty-four children, ages 12-18, for the Games.  Parents, neighbors, and friends are forced to watch these children die each year, but no one has done anything about it, except for now, in the 74th annual Hunger Games.

Heroine Katniss Everdeen re-enters the theaters in her attempt to bring down the Capitol and President Snow. In the final installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, we watch Katniss Everdeen face tragedies, undergoes panic, and experiences loss. The plot has intensified, abandoning the original killed-or-be-killed story line, to a death-and-destroy match between Katniss and Snow. Living in the underground District 13, Katniss tried to protect everyone she loves: her sister, Prim, her mom, and Gale, who watches helplessly as Peeta attempts to destroy her. The Capitol’s torture made Peeta think that she is the enemy, a selfish demon that brings nothing but death wherever she goes. The audience watches Katniss and her team make their way through the Capitol, avoiding traps and facing surprises. Tables are turned and Katniss is forced to make a decision that will affect millions.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and many others, portray the deep, insightful characters that we’ve all grown to love throughout the series. From the author, Suzanne Collins, to the director, Francis Lawrence, that made it come to life, we see the story unravel in a suspenseful, action-filled movie that we’ve waited over a year for. Taking the number one spot in the box office numbers, with a total gross of $227.11M, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a movie that will make you see things in a different perspective.