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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One

Year : 2014 Director : Francis Lawrence Running Time : 125 minutes Genre : , , , ,
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What’s it about?
Having been thrust into the the spotlight as the reluctant face of the rebellion, Katniss must help inspire others to overthrow the Capitol.

What did we think?
Elizabeth says: It’s all a bit lather, rinse, repeat at this point of the franchise: Katniss looks horrified at something the Capitol did, Katniss gets upset, Katniss channels her upset into anger, Katniss attacks. Katniss looks horrified again, Katniss gets upset again. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. It may have made commercial sense to cut the final book of the trilogy into two parts but it leaves us without the payoff this installment sorely needed. It’s entertaining enough and fans will love it regardless of what anyone says but without it’s predecessors, this mockingjay wouldn’t fly.

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