‘The Hunger Games’ continues to soar in ‘Mockingjay: Part 1’

By Nicole Flores

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” is the calm before the storm.

Unlike its two previous segments, this film is not action packed, but doesn’t leave its fan without a little suspense throughout the movie.

While “Catching Fire” left wondering what happened to everyone who was left in the “Quarter Quail,” this film explains it all.

The love triangle between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gaile Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) continues.

Katniss also displays newfound hate for the capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Katniss’ public display of her hatred for the Capitol has caused several districts to rebel towards the capitol as well.

People who read the books and seen the movie are really pleased with the third installment of the series. Those who have only seen the movies may want more of an action packed film.

This film may disappoint some viewers because the previous two films, “The Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire” were filled with action throughout the entire movie.

Since this movie is not focused in the actual game setting, the action scenes are few and far between.

There are several new characters and the return of old characters to look forward to in the next two installments. The new characters added a lot of personality to the very stoic living quarters they reside in, and will bring a lot of surprises to the finale film.

This Hunger Games installment, Mockingjay Part 1, is very explanatory. Everything the viewers may have pondered about is answered in this film.

At the end of the film, Lion Gates, who is the production company of the Hunger Games series, tastefully dedicated “Mockingjay Part 1” to Phillip Seymour Hoffman who recently died this summer. Hoffman played the roll of Plutarch Heavensbee, who is a replacement game maker.

The “Mockingjay Part 1” is everything it needs to be according to the book and will definitely have everyone waiting for the big fight that is to come with the capitol.

The film was released on Nov. 21 and is rated PG-13.

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