The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)   3/53/53/53/53/5

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

A Lot of Tweeting Going On

Teamed with a group of her closest friends--including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson)--Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games

At the end of my review of "the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1" I said that I found it too drawn out and a struggle to be captivating. I have some sad news as the follow up, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2", is just as drawn out and at least for the first half struggles to be captivating. Not only that but everything which has come before this movie basically telegraphs everything which happens in this movie as Katniss not only has to deal with her true feelings when it comes to Gale and Peeta but of course isn't sure who she can trust when it comes to both Snow and Coin manipulating her.

The trouble is when you look at "The Hunger Games" as a whole the first two movies were very much action based with the focus being on Katniss as this heroine. Then the third movie lacked that action which contributed to it feeling drawn out as it tried to set up the whole resistance's fight against Snow and the Capital. The thing is that the first half of this final movie is more of the same and it isn't until the action truly kicks in with the assault on the Capital that it comes close to delivering on what the first two movies were. And in fairness the action in this final movie is exhilarating although I have to question how some of the violence in this could be deemed suitable for an audience as young as 12, the certificate here in the UK.

What this all boils down to is that "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" is mostly more drawn out set up like in the previous movie and then you get action during the second half. Considering how entertaining the first two movies were this final one is in truth only okay.