The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is the final instalment of the Hunger Games trilogy/quadrilogy. It follows the lacklustre Part 1 which mainly consisted of a load of moping around and not enough enthralling action that the first two movies provided. Part 2 is about the final assault on the not-so-nice Capital led by the corrupt President Snow (Donald Sutherland). The assault is led by main character and frankly stale Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and her love triangle partners Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Peta/Peeta/Peter (Josh Hutcherson). This triangle is at its strongest in this movie with some actual definition between the two males this time as oppose to the notable lack of similarities previously.

 

The first act of the movie is very much in the same vein of Mockingjay Part 1. It’s slow, not super necessary and is a nasty side effect of turning one book into two films. The action starts to build in the second act though and that is also when the film picks up. Sometimes the action is a bit predictable and cliché however at some points it does manage to shock you and provide some solid suspense. Throughout all of this Peta/Peeta/Peter’s character is going through some bizarre mood swings that can at one point add to the tension, but at others feel useless, especially as trailers of the film practically ruined what happened.

 

The climax at the film is very exciting although it really does not feel like a climax until all is said and done. It feels like a build-up to something cool and stealthy however at the end of it, the ideas planted in us that all is said and done. That’s not to say it didn’t lead for some emotional moments. The ending is five-ten minutes too long and was just boring and bland for what this series should have achieved. It didn’t necessarily feel like a final instalment but it was a fun film nevertheless.

 

Here’s a 3.8/5