The tale of Katniss Everdeen has finally come to a close. The Hunger Games, was a brilliant series of films that uses this imaginary country of Panem to show us what you see isn’t always what you get. Showing us that news coverage vs what actually happens on the ground are two completely different things. That life is complicated and that the good guys can do bad things to.
The Hunger Games films aren’t perfect not in the least but they are iconic. The lessons to take from this series of films are very simple if you look for them. The references to World War II and other more modern wars is smart, and in no way preachy.
The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 is a fitting end to a tale that touches your heart. A tale of love, a tale of loss, and a tale of war. Jennifer Lawrence brings this serious energy to each of her roles and it is rather refreshing. In any other actresses hands the series could just be another Maze Runner or Divergent but with her at the helm every performance is elevated. I was expecting a dark film and since I didn’t read the books I came in wanting to be entertained and having no preconceived notions as to what I thought should happened. I was impressed with Jennifer’s performance and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta was a close second. Thors little bro Liam seemed wooden in his role as Gale. Every other actor played their part well but let’s all face it this is Katnisses movie. I could barely tell when CGI Phillip Seymour Hoffman was there. If I were to score this film fairly I would give it a 3.85 out of 5. Such a great ending to a glorious franchise.