The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (♦♦♦)
After the 75th Hunger Games went up in flames, the leader of the rebellion, President Coin, has kept Katniss as the unifying element of the revolution. Peeta and the victors who were kept hostage by President Snow in The Capitol, have been liberated but at what price?! They have been tormented and brainwashed.
The rebels are planning a final offensive against the Capitol, but Katniss decides to go rogue and makes it her mission to kill President Snow in his mansion. Little does she know that the stakes are higher than she has anticipated, and that President Coin's will to win at all cost will prove devastating for Katniss in particular, and for Panem in general.
Mockingjay, Part 2, the final installment in The Hunger Games franchise, is darker and grittier than any of its predecessors combined. It manages to keep the audience alert, something that wasn't achieved in Mockingjay, Part 1, but not to the point of excitement as was the case in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
There was grit in the Games, but also the allure of the unknown kept the audience guessing. In Mockingjay, Part 2, reality has intruded, and mind you, it is the reality of war and the devastating effects of it. Just to show how intricate their lives have become, the lighting all through the film is kept dark, changing to colorful only during the final scenes.
My favorite two movies in the franchise were one and two, but without Mockingjay, Part 1 and 2 the story is incomplete.
Cast:Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), Donald Sutherland (President Snow), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch), Elizabeth Banks (Effie), Caesar (Stanley Tucci), Prim and Katniss' mother, reprise their roles, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), and Julianne Moore (President Coin).