Mockingjay: Part 2 Review

Mockingjay: Part 2 Review

Sara Trumza, Staff Writer

“Hunger Games” fans patiently waited a year for the release of the final movie of the series, “Mockingjay: Part 2”. Filled with excitement and action, the recent film attracted the eye of all ages and finally satisfied the want for the ending of the story.

Katniss Everdeen, the main character in the movie, is portrayed as the symbol, a mockingjay, of the rebellion happening amongst the districts in Panem. Uprisings against the Capitol become more frequent and violent, increasing President Snow’s desire to have the ‘mockingjay’ dead. Katniss finds herself in a conflicting situation as she tries to balance keeping her loved ones safe and being the face of a revolution, setting the story in a roller coaster of adventures and journeys.

The rising action and the climax of the story helped make the movie successful and interesting. Different aspects, such as Effie’s extravagant makeup and hair and Katniss’s crazy outfits designed by her first stylist, Cinna, are also vital contributions to the overall movie. The quiet and calm final scene gives readers a somewhat happy ending, offering comfort and delight after three years since the release of the first film. Another huge factor in the movie’s favor was the following around of Peeta’s condition. As he slowly starts regaining sense of how much Katniss means to him and who the true enemy is, enthusiastic watchers keep rooting for the story of the star-crossed lovers. This displays a surfacing love in the midst of war, differentiating this storyline from many others.

Certainly nothing is without flaws, and the movie contains a few. To start off, the film is quite lengthy. 2 hours and 15 minutes, without an intermission. One can easily get bored sitting in a movie theater for 135 minutes straight. It can get especially boring when the movie doesn’t offer any unexpected turns. As much action as there was, most of the story could easily be predicted and nothing surprising occurred. Most viewers may have expected the final movie to end with a larger ‘bam’. Also, the killing of certain crowd favorites came brutally, which upset the mood of the audience.

Overall, “Mockingjay: Part 2” was an entertaining film and a decent end to the sequence. It provided the audience with closure to the fiction tale and amused many. People of all ages enjoyed a nice movie and had a good time, despite the length.

Overall rating: 3/5