Review of Mockingjay – Part 1

The most recent Hunger Games movie “Mockingjay – Part 1” was released November 21st 2014. In the “third” Hunger Games, Katniss, the main character, having survived the Hunger Games yet again, resides in District 13. After a meeting with President Coin, she persuades Katniss to become the symbol for the rebellion,which she has started, against the capitol. Throughout the movie Katniss struggles to save Peeta and other survivors of the previous Hunger Games from the capitol.

The popular film review site Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a 66 out of 100%. Personally, I thought the movie was good, but there were parts that were somewhat of a bore to me, and others that I thoroughly enjoyed. First off, the movie should not have been two parts. It is extremely stretched out, the information given in the movie could have been given sufficiently in 30 minutes to an hour. Several scenes would just be walking or something of that nature that did not need to be included (time fillers) and added very little to the plot. The beginning did not have much going on at all to say the least but that aside, the acting was great.  Most everything else about the movie was done really well.The special effects and all the details included were great. The suspense was really thrilling along with extremely amusing action delivered perfectly by all the actors and actresses. I would give the movie at 7.5 out of 10 stars.

Junior Anna Goginsky says, “I really liked Mockingjay! Some parts were unnecessary and it’s obvious they made it two parts for the money, not because of excessive information that needed to be delivered. Besides that, it was really entertaining and super realistic”

Overall, I enjoyed the movie for the most part but out of the whole series it was not my favorite.

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