Release Date : Jan 01,1970
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (aka) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 review

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Production: Jon Kilik, Nina Jacobson
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson
Direction: Francis Lawrence
Screenplay: Danny Strong, Peter Craig
Music: James Newton Howard
Cinematography: Jo Willems
Editing: Mark Yoshikawa, Alan Edward Bell
Based on a story in a post-apocalyptic world, Hunger Games is dystopian- fantasy-adventure film starring Jennifer Lawrence. Be it a woman with psychotic attributes in Silver Lining Playbook or a more revealing role in X-Men, though barely in her mid 20's, Jennifer is already a seasoned performer with roles to reckon with. Taking the action avatar in the Hunger Games series, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer) goes in place of her sister to take part in a televised event where the individual needs to fight till the last one survives. 
Panem is the world they belong to and the film is nothing but the commoners taken for granted by the aristocrats who want entertainment from the death and misery of their own people. The fourth installment being the Hunger Games- Mockingjay Part 2, the film begins from where Katniss suffers injuries from a blast and is brought to play the game again. 
Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film is actually based on a novel by the same name. Considering that it is a literary adaptation at a larger scale here, it is indeed a commendable job from the writers to have translated the major idea of the author onto the big screen. Getting to be a franchise, unless the viewer has a complete understanding of the previous parts, it might be a straining attempt to follow the story keeping in the mind the wishy-washy nature of this particular film. 
When a lot of talking is followed by brief action moments, beyond a point, you pretty much get hold of the BGM cue and almost predict where the story might actually have characters running around and when they might get tired and have conversations about their fear and grief. The story definitely needed an extra layer of surprises to engage the audience than going by a single-sided narration. The other core characters have very little to play because of the multiple narrative points in the story. 
With the story taking the time to take off and land on a predictable end, it is only the ideology behind the film's theory that gets you going than what is being shown. Edit patterns and camera movement sustain at the wrong times and never take us into its world. Three novels have already been split into four films and this possible ending to the series could have had some sequences to be remembered. 
Costumes, graphics and the overall production value remind you of a well planned film and Hunger Games this time lacks the pervasiveness of an impactful project. But giving justification to the novel, a decent end to a successful franchise saves the dull areas by giving us a satisfactory watch towards the end. 
Verdict: Just another Sci-fi film.
( 2.5 / 5.0 )


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (aka) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (aka) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is a English movie with production by Jon Kilik, Nina Jacobson, direction by Francis Lawrence, cinematography by Jo Willems, editing by Mark Yoshikawa, Alan Edward Bell. The cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (aka) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 includes Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson.