The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 -Family Watch


Rating: PG-13

Language: The language used was mild and fairly sparse.

Sex/Romance: A bit more romantical confusion. One of the best quotes (from book and movie) that sums up the situation so well (No Spoilers) " love him. I'm not saying in what way. Maybe you don't know yourself. But anyone paying attention could see how much you care about him."

Violence/Gore: Less gore and up-close violence, but more death.

Music: Tense. Powerful. Haunting.

Thoughts: A beautiful build-up of the story and breakdown of the characters. While I usually would be upset by a franchise splitting a book into two movies like this, I feel that this was earned. The new director proved himself in Catching Fire, and as such proves that splitting Mockingjay into two parts is more about telling the story well and telling it right than it is about generating hype and revenue. Thank goodness.

I love that we get to see more of the psychological effects on Katniss and the others involved in the games. That is such an important aspect that is often neglected even in books, but Ms. Collins did a great job in the books and I'm glad that it had a reoccurring appearance in the movies.

I also love how we get to see that Katniss is truly a symbol. She is not a leader. She really does very little for the revolution other than to be a symbol and source of propaganda. Again, everything she does she does for her loved ones; her sister and mother, and the friends she's made.

Let me tell you, the HYPE for the revolution is so real, and it is powerful.

In the End: 5 out of 5 stars, but the real star is the revolution we started by accident along the way

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