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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PT 2 (2015) – My rating: 8/10

MockingjayPart2I was a little disappointed in the final Hunger Games.  Aside from feeling somewhat loss, I just didn’t like the way Mockingjay – Part 2 ended.  There was an emptiness I felt wasn’t filled.  I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, after all, we’ve survived through more than 6 hours of President Snows’ (Donald Sutherland) relentless, barbaric treatment of pain and torture to the haves and have nots to get here.  Two things remained consistent throughout the entire Hunger Games series, lots of death and the bravery of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).  I found some deaths to be senseless and others to be a welcoming feeling of healing and hope.  This last installment of The Mockingjay deals with making decisions that would finalize their future, getting rid of the right people, which would deal with serious trust and sacrifice issues and the process of healing then moving on.

As usual, the acting was excellent, the effort put forward by those fighting the good fight was spot-on and the lessons learned prepared them for more than they ever through possible.  Too many really horrible, traumatizing  things happened, making recovery for most, nearly impossible.  For me, a lot of what went on in this final installment was over the top.  It took the enjoyment out of whatever good had been accomplished.  I almost feel as thought I would have rather skipped the whole series because the bad weighs too heavily on my mind.  I realize there are those of you who may not feel as I do, since this is only my opinion.  I watched with anticipation and loved many of the scenes.  Bottom line, you’ll have to judge for yourself.  Does the end justify the means?  Check it out.  I welcome your comments, as I’d love to hear your opinion about this.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PT 1 (2014) – My rating: 10/10

TheHungerGames;MockingjayPt1Since 2012,  I get a real birthday treat because  a version of The Hunger Games is released.  This year, The Mockingjay debuted and I, along with millions of other fans anticipated it’s arrival.  I was not disappointed.  The Hunger games, all versions,  are so fantastic I’d hate to see them end.  We started off with the world divided into districts and governed by the evil President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland.  2 kids from each district are forced to enter a competition called the Hunger Games.  It’s a fight to the finish.  Only one survivor is allowed so 25 children must die each year.  After 2 years, District 12 winners have caused controversy, thus shutting down the games.  Many VIP followers like Woody Harrelson, who plays Haymitch Abernathy and Phillip Seymore Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensbee have fallen off the President Snow bandwagon and joined the rebellion against The Capital.  Julianne Moore plays President Alma Coin, who leads the districts and the rebellion.  Jennifer Lawrence who plays  Katniss Everdeen, is the Mockingjay that heads the rebellion and  gives hope and light at the end of the tunnel for the poor and the oppressed population that remain in the districts that haven’t been attacked or destroyed.  Oops, that was sort of a spoiler.  At any rate, this Hunger Games is one of the best and I for one, really liked it.  I can’t wait for part 2.  BTW:  Lenny Kravitz who plays Cinna is not in this last one, boo ho.  However, Josh Hutcherson, who plays Petta Mellark and the gorgeous Liam Hemsworth, who plays Gale Hawthorne continue to be Katniss’ love interest.  May the best man win. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1 is worth all your attention and most certainly, the cost of a movie ticket.