The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is the final conclusion of the Hunger Games franchise. Though better than its first half, it failed to keep all the promises of its predecessor to provide a more intense and rewarding ending.
After the Cliffhanger from the previous movie, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen as the symbol of the rebellion, goes with an elite team to make a final push to defeat President Snow and the forces of Panem. Along the way, she tries to return Peeta to his normal state. But her main goal is to assassinate President Snow and to return the peace to the Districts of Panem. Mortal traps, pods and enemies are what lie ahead. But what will challenge her more are the moral choices that will affect the future of millions.
In some ways, Mockingjay Part 2 gives us what Mockingjay Part 1 didn’t; more action (could have been more). It has a good mix of entertaining action sequences mixed with romance which is more of a distraction. (Knowing that she is in the middle of a war)
I can feel the emotional burden of the characters, and my heart breaks in every loss, deaths and betrayals. I love the part when they are on the sewers; the most thrilling I guess.
However, the weakness of the film lies in its script. Like what I’ve said it would have been better if they just made Mockingjay into 1 movie. The development of the side characters starts dropping, some scenes are boring and slow (I remembered someone yawned), some scenes are too fast and if you’re not fan of the book you’ll get confused (like my cousin).
I think Jennifer Lawrence is one of the reasons why this series is a big hit. This movie relies heavily on her and no doubt that she’s the perfect choice to play Katniss Everdeen. Her overall performance is great; her command is enough to understand what she’s trying to say.
Overall Mockingjay Part 2 helps the saga comes to a thrilling and quite satisfying end. It has its peak and exciting moment but most of the time it is plain. Mockingjay Part 2 improves on what Mockingjay Part 1 did, and is probably the better film, but of the four movies, Catching Fire is still the best.
“There are much worse games to play”