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REVIEW – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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The final instalment for the Hunger Games series has finally been released and it was well worth the wait!

The first part of Mockingjay left many disappointed wondering where the action was and why it took so long to get into it. So on this note, I was dubious as to whether I would enjoy the final part either but without doubt it has stepped up to deliver fans of the Hunger Games with the perfect ending to a set of films which stand true to the trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins.

The film begins shortly after it left us in Mockingjay Part 1, with Peeta (Josh Hutchinson) saved from the Capitols clutches, but still insistent that Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is responsible for the rebellion and the death of his loved ones all due to the influence the Capital and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) have tortured him into believing.

In Mockingjay Part 2, Katniss has to battle with not only leading a rebellion and winning a brutal war against the Capital but also deciding what she wants and ensuring that Peeta remembers the reason behind their battle and behind her loyalty.

The action packed movie had many gasping with the intense scenes, some moments for those who haven’t read the book will give a dramatic twist to the film and leave viewers in shock and amazement at how clever the production team have been to pull of such a brilliant science-fiction serial.

There is a scene towards the end of the film which created a solemn atmosphere amongst fans of the show and of Seymour Hoffman. There is a part in the book where Plutarch Heavensbee (who is played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) speaks to Katniss after the end of rebellion in which a shocking scene takes place – this in the film was replaced by Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) reading a letter from Plutarch to Katniss. This reminded fans of the hole left in the film from the sad death Seymour Hoffman in 2014.

There was a gripping atmosphere to the film which sparked hope in all those watching that the ending would be a happy one and that the rebellion would win the fight against the Capitol.

If you do go to see it be warned; there are some surprising scenes which twist the film in directions many would not expect but it is a definite must see.

What did you think of the film? Was it worth the wait? What was your favourite film out of the four? Let us know on twitter @North_LightsNE

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