Movie Review: Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2



A&E Editor

Last week, the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise was released in theaters. In the final chapter of the young adult series, Katniss, played by actress Jennifer Lawrence, takes the audience on her thrilling, perilous adventure to defeat President Snow and the dominating culture ensnared over Panem’s citizens. 

Unfortunately, the film failed to make it to the top of the box office. According to the, the film earned the lowest of the franchise at $101 million on opening weekend. Despite this, the film made the fifth biggest box office opening of 2015. 

The film began where part one left heroine Katniss and Peeta, in his poor mental state. Katniss realized that nothing will end until she defeats President Snow. Stubbornly, she disobeyed the strict orders of President Coin, the leader of the rebels, and leaves District 13. Katniss made her way to the Capitol with some of her old friends, including Gale, Peeta and Finnick. On their way to defeat President Snow, they lose a few team members to the deadly traps set up for them around the city. 

Additionally, the film emphasizes the relationship between Katniss and Peeta. In the film, viewers see the two often asking each other questions about what’s real and what’s not.  

The film scored a 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.2/10 on IMDb. The overall film was a somewhat exciting adventure for those who haven’t read the books. For those who have read them, it may be a disappointment. The film answered all questions about the relationships between the characters and concluded the entire story well. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, was an exciting wind down to end the series.