Ok, glad I got that off my chest. Moving on. This film isn’t that terrible. Pointless, yes, but not terrible. Despite obviously just being a placeholder to make money, there are scenes that are equally as beautiful, as terrifying, and as fun as the previous installment, Catching Fire. This is many due to the
Hoffman’s character Plutarch Heavensbee. I’m glad that they got some scenes of his character before he tragically passed away, because he seems invested in his character, like he was in so many of the roles that he
Basically, the main gist is that Katniss is now working for District 13, a district previously thought destroyed by the Capitol. They are using her as a symbol to inspire other districts to fight with them, and are shooting propos by way of some ex-patriate Capitol citizens (played by Natalie Dormer (as a BA with a sweet head tat) and Elden Henson). The scenes don’t work when Katniss is scripted, but when they put her into battle, she always delivers a rousing message that President Coin (Julianne
scenes was the battle in the different districts, where forced executions take place, as well as battles where people climb into trees (it looks very similar to the CGI that was done for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). You see the emotion here that you don’t quite see anywhere else.
Overall, MockingJay Part One really is just being used to bridge to the next movie, and seems like an exhale between two cliffhangers – the one that ended last year’s Catching Fire and the one that finishes this film. I give this movie a C, as the only point in watching is to better understand the final film.
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"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"