A faithful conclusion to another popular young adult franchise… 

Popular dystopian craze The Hunger Games has officially come to an end, with Mockingjay Part 2 marking the last time we follow Katniss Everdeen and her path to finding peace.
Mockingjay Part 2 deals with the repercussions of its sister film Mockingjay: Part 1 with Katniss enraged and saddened by a mentally interfered Peta while remaining as the face of the rebellion and bringing a final stop to President Snow.
While it may be the final return to Panem, the whole cast remains on point with the exception of Liam Hemsworth‘s character Gale (no it’s not Liam’s fault) being a little bland and underused. The darker tone of the flick also removes much of the humour from the much loved Effy (Elizabath Banks) who only has a few scenes in this installment.

It also comes at a time of traumatic events in real life which make this particular instalment a touching one as the film imposes the question of true equality and peace within a society’s hierarchy.

Topped with some highly intense sequences, Mockingjay is an emotional thrill ride that wraps up the series on a highly faithful note, except more twists would have given the film a little more oomph for avid book fans.

With the original source material being the least favourite of the three-part book trilogy (based on fan consensus) and being dragged out into a two-parter, a few changes would have allowed for a greater urgency of the split along with a new and positive perspective on the closing chapter.

Verdict: A solid closer to the epic Hunger Games series which will please fans, except perhaps leaving them wanting a little more in the way of surprises.


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