Sunday, 23 November 2014

Film: Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1

Released this week was The Hunger Game: Mockingjay Part 1. The third book of the series being broken down into two films.

Following on directly from the last film which ends at the end of the 75th Hunger Games Katniss is now the leader of the rebellion against the cruel capitol and it's leader President Snow. She is now known publicly as 'The Mockingjay' and the poster girl of the rebellion.

She's given a full on team of advisers managing the PR and propaganda of the rebellion movement. Heading back to District 12 she finds the whole town has been flattened with the lucky survivors being moved to the safety compound of District 13 miles underground.

The majority of the film shows the back and fourth of tactical moves between the two opposing parties, in terms of both military attacks and propaganda broadcasts. Katniss becomes more and more distraught after seeing Peeta himself starring in The Capitol's propaganda films looking increasingly frail each time.

Eventually the Rebellion manages to send a team into The Capitol to capture The Hunger Game victors from their compound and bring them back to District 13. Peeta is successfully brought back however he has been brain washed and tortured to associate Katniss as an enemy rather than a lover. In a dramatic scene trying to kill her on their first meeting.

As expected after having read the book the story is increasingly bleak and filled with blood shed, although this time around there isn't much of a hint of a love story. Except from a brief reunion of Finnick and Annie.

All in all the film is captivating as ever with out loud gasps from the packed cinema and a collective grown at the final cliffhanger moment. 

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  1. I went to see this Friday, It was AMAZING! x
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  2. I'm so annoyed they split the last book into two films! The third book was such a snooze fest!
    Beauty Challenged

    1. I know they could have done it in one - just making more money I suppose!


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