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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Mockingjay 2 (spoilers)

I was really looking forward to this movie. But now that I've seen it, I can say that while the movie was ok, it did not live up to expectations.

It pretty much followed the book, lots of action as Katniss and her team invade the Capital. But the interpersonal relationships aren't as noticeable. President Coin's manipulation of Katniss, and her plan to become Snow's successor instead of a democratically elected leader are more obvious than in the book, while Gale's complicity in events that Katniss finds repugnant is downplayed.

Overall I enjoyed the movie, but in hindsight they would have done better if they didn't break this novel into two movies.

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1 comment:

bookworm said...

I read the Hunger Games trilogy before it became "in". Thought the first book was one of the best young adult books ever written. The second book didn't quite work for me (but that happens enough with trilogies - I forgave it). Alas, the third book didn't work at all for me for many reasons. I've only seen the first two movies. Opposite of the books, I thought Catching Fire the movie was a lot better than the Hunger Games movie. I haven't seen the Mockingjay part 1 movie but I have a feeling I am not going to like it all that much. Why they split it I don't understand. We'll see - I may sit and watch the first movie this weekend if I have time. Alana

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