Nov 04, 2015 nominally fueled by accelerating anticipation of the longawaited showdown between katniss and nefarious president snow donald sutherland, the hunger games. Book fans may have some thoughts about the movies ending. How philip seymour hoffmans death changed mockingjay. It is satisfying and clever, and at no point does it feel laboured or long. As we sat in the theater and the whole ride back home, we brainstormed alternate endings to mockingjay part 2 that we felt to be more appropriate than the happily ever after that peeta and katniss finally found. The hunger games series may end with mockingjay part 2, but weve still got questions that need answering. We can make them understand in a way that will make.
Every movie had left us wanting more, but mockingjay part 2, had left us wanting to go back and wreak some more havoc in the capital. The mockingjay novel, which was split into two films by lionsgate entertainment, originally released in 2010 meaning that book readers have known the fate of their favorite characters, and the larger state of panem, for nearly half. I watched the hunger games and catching fire movies before reading the books. Book summary the novel opens with katniss wandering through the ashes of her decimated district, district 12. Principal photography on both parts of the film began on september 23, 20 in atlanta, before moving to paris for two weeks of backtoback filming and officially concluding on june 20. The following are noted differences between the original mockingjay book and the hunger games. Some survivors think its good luck, though, to be free of district 12 at last. The pair, who lived in district 12, spent a lot of their time hunting illegally to. And for the most part, the film follows the book nearly word for word.
Katniss also regrets how district played a big part in destroying district 12. As the novels author suzanne collins was also one of the screenwriters proved by her. Choosing gale would have only stimulated her own anger but peeta balanced out that anger with continued coolheadedness and pacifism. Mockingjay, part 2 sat down to craft the ending to the epic franchise, they didnt really have much of a say as to how katniss story would end. At the end of mockingjay book, and mockingjay part 2 movie, president coin details her plan to hold a final symbolic hunger games, using the children of highup members of the capitol.
Mockingjay part 2 could have resorted to a handful of cynical conclusions, but its ability to leave the key characters in a moment of pleasure is not so much a contradiction as it is an affirmation of our emotional involvement. I feel a bit late to the party, but i need to add my 2 cents. Mockingjaypart 2, readers of suzanne collins novels know to expect the darkest film to date, filled with gruesome deaths, emotional breakdowns, and of course, the end of the revolution. If you havent yet caught mockingjay part 2, be warned. Hoffman died in february 2014, making mockingjay part 2 his final film role.
Mockingjay part 1 2014, finnick tells katniss as much. The final words that katniss everdeen says to her newborn before the end credits of the hunger games. Katniss everdeen kill president alma coin the hunger games mockingjay part 2. The hunger games franchise has finally come to an end with mockingjay part 2, which covers roughly the second half of the final book in the trilogy, mockingjay. The movie lived up to the book, but man, what a downer. Katniss is a warrior at the end of these movies, shes a veteran, she doesnt want. Mockingjay part 2, as katniss, the symbol of the rebellion, decides to join the rebellions final assault on the capitol, with the secret intent of assassinating snow. The hunger games series may end with mockingjay part 2. All the final scenes from the hunger games franchise. Lawrence included who will be sorry to see this overdrawn series end.
Nov 04, 2015 the hunger games trilogy ends this month when the final chapter, mockingjay part 2, is released. Mockingjay, part 2 gives audiences a spectacular ending to the book series that sparked a pop culture. The mockingjay symbol, pictured in a promo shot for the hunger games. Ok,its not that part 1 was good,you actually knew it would suck,but the 2nd really grinds my gears. Jennifer lawrence reveals why katniss chose peeta over gale in the hunger games.
The citizens of district 12 had no organized resistance movement of their own. Mockingjaypart 2 is the least enjoyable of the films by a considerable margin, a dull, grim, slowmoving slog. Some who have read collins third book tell me that the unusual choices made in the hunger games. You have in your hands a civil war,the final battle into the heart of the capital,and you spent 2 hours of your life watching your main character taking a walk in a war zone. The pair, who lived in district 12, spent a lot of their time hunting illegally to provide food for their families. In mockingjay part 2, the games are finished and the revolution is on the verge of winning. Its been a month since katniss was rescued from the quarter quell arena after shooting an arrow at the force field, the same time her district was bombed by the capitol.
I think everybody here who loves the end of the last book is going to love the end of this last movie. We break down the hunger games ending and explain where the seeds of rebellion were planted long before mockingjay part 2. In the books epilogue, katniss admits that after the rebellion both she and gale were too obsessed with rage and retribution to be a healthy couple. Heres why katniss shot that fateful arrow at president coin in the hungers games. The movies were based on the book series by author suzanne collins. The hunger games mockingjay part 2 katniss kill alma coin and death of president snow. Mockingjay part 1 was already a slight disappointment because they dragged out the final book into 2 parts. In part 2, she has returned as destined to finish the. Mockingjay part 2, a movie of limited intrinsic merit, and about which its difficult to make any positive claim for its quality stronger than that its definitely better than mockingjay part 1. As such, i already didnt have high expectations for part 2. Mockingjay part 2, ardent and casual fans of this imaginative and charged film franchise will get a chance to soak in the cinematic experience that has. The finale of the hunger games is explosive the time has come to say goodbye to katniss, peeta, gale, effie, haymitch and the rest of the gang from the hunger. Mockingjay part 2 2015 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Free comprehensive summary of mockingjay by suzanne collins. Part one of course came out last year, and because the last book was split in two, we had a. After your first games, i thought the whole romance was an actwe all expected you to continue that strategy. Mockingjay is a 2010 science fiction novel by american author suzanne collins. The hunger games book 3 mockingjay full audiobook part 2 of. An adaptation of the last half of suzanne collins youngadult fiction novel, mockingjay takes place in a dystopian, postapocalyptic world where a select few live in luxury while those in neighboring districts live in poverty. What happened to katniss after the hunger games ended. Katniss thinks back to the end of the quarter quell the last games.
After katniss everdeen, the girl on fire, accepted the role of the mockingjay, the symbol of rebellion against the autocratic capitol, she and the rebels of district poise an allout war against them. Jun 09, 2015 the first trailer for the hunger games. Katniss was a citizen of district 12, the poorest district within the postapocalyptic nation of panem, and she served as the hunger games central character. If you havent yet caught mockingjay part 2, be warned, there are spoilers ahead. Not only was this movie the one that was most similar to the book, it was presented in a way that made every single person in the movie theater have simultaneous out loud reactions. The rebellion against president snows dictatorship of panem comes to an end in the hunger games. Mockingjay part 2 draws woody harrelson left, in pajama pants and socks, josh hutcherson, jennifer lawrence, liam hemsworth and director francis. Part 1, katniss jennifer lawrence was taken to district, where the rebellion was being led, and reluctantly agreed to become its poster girl as long as her. The mockingjay novel, which was split into two films by lionsgate entertainment, originally released in 2010 meaning that book readers have known the fate of their favorite characters, and the larger state of panem, for nearly half a decade. Mockingjay part 2 was released on november 20, 2015. Part 2, which, true to collinss book, features an epilogue that looks ahead to a more peaceful, but still haunted and nervous, future. Jennifer lawrence reveals why katniss chose peeta over. It wasnt until peetas heart stoppedthat i knew i misjudged you. Mockingjay part 2 debuted tuesday, offering a peek at whats to come when the film hits theaters this year.
After a while, theseus, the son of the athenian king, decided to put an end to. My first impulse is to cover my nose to block out the stench. Nov 20, 2015 so, yes, of course katniss is back, just as promised by the clumsy title of her last movie, the hunger games. Mockingjay part 2 movie, is a running theme throughout suzanne collins mockingjay book. The mockingjay part 2 ending will probably be everything you want it to be november 6, 2015 by shannon vestal robson. Mockingjay part 2 is directed by francis lawrence from a screenplay by peter craig and danny strong and features an acclaimed cast including academy awardwinner jennifer. The 5 biggest mockingjay 2 booktomovie changes usa today. Near the end of the tour, they visit the capitol and when she and peeta are being. Mockingjay part 2 critics consensus with the unflinchingly grim mockingjay part 2, the hunger games comes to an exciting, poignant, and overall satisfying conclusion. Nov 30, 2015 to hopefully see them overcome the dreadful fates of peers subjected to immense suffering. A quiz about every little thing that happened in the conclusion of the hunger games trilogy. And while its a pretty faithful adaptation of the source material, there are some significant changes to the story. Apr 14, 2017 the hunger games book 3 mockingjay full audiobook part 2 of 10.
Gale was introduced in the hunger games as katniss everdeens jennifer lawrence best friend. You could go maybe a few pages into chapter, since it includes some explanation that is in the movie, but it quickly starts to shift into information that we probably wont see until part 2. For my money, it is the best of the bunch because, much more than the two previous novels in the series, it manages to explore the moral ambiguities that inevitably arise in the struggle against dystopia and in doing so arms the reader against certain elements and political realities of dystopias. The plot, for those unfamiliar with it, involves the final. The mockingjay ending is satisfying because it doesnt ignore katniss trauma. If the hunger games last installment, mockingjay, part 2, stays faithful to the book, then there are three things fans can expect to happen spoiler. The final film adaptation of suzanne collinss dystopian hunger games ya novels, mockingjay part 2, is a potent antiwar saga. Katniss everdeen in the final film adapted from suzanne collins blockbuster book trilogy. It is chronologically the last installment of the hunger games series, following 2008s the hunger games and 2009s catching fire. Katniss everdeen kill president alma coin the hunger. The hunger games book 3 mockingjay full audiobook part 5 of 10. Gale mentions that he cannot be phased if civilians are killed in battle. However, when a brainwashed peeta appears on live tv, vowing support for the capitol, katniss agrees to coins request, becoming the mockingjay a symbol for the rebellion, under the conditions that coin would end the hunger games and that katniss would be allowed to kill president snow. The beginning of the movie drags somewhat as preparations for the rebellions invasion of the capital.
Mockingjay is the last of the novels in the dystopian hunger games series by suzanne collins. Gale and beetee designed tick bombs meant to kill more people civilians and military after a series of original bombs explode. Is the mockingjay part 2 ending the same as in the books. Mockingjay part 1 was released on november 21, 2014 and the hunger games. Director francis lawrence chose not to use cgi to help finish the. How exactly did gale betray katniss in mockingjay pt. Nov 25, 2015 when the filmmakers responsible for the hunger games. The book continues the story of katniss everdeen, who agrees to unify the districts of panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical capitol. Many directors, including rian johnson, francis lawrence and alfonso cuaron were considered for the job.
Overall this movie was a bit disappointing as an ending to the much beloved hunger games series. Spoilers follow for both the final hunger games novel and the final hunger games films, mockingjay and mockingjay part 2. In fact, that big sister impulse is what set the whole story in motion. Collinss ending in the novel sees katniss realizing the brutality of war.
Mockingjay part 2 premiered in berlin on november 4, 2015, and was theatrically released in the united states on november 20, 2015, in 2d and imax, and internationally in 2d, 3d, reald cinema, and imax 3d in select territories. After the much more measured pace of the earlier entries, mockingjay part 2 jumps around, almost drunkenly, as we near the end of katnisss saga. Seven years after the hunger games first debuted on bookstore shelves, the megasuccessful film adaptation tetralogy comes to a close with mockingjay part 2. The book has been adapted into a twopart movie, with the first part released on. Mockingjay did anyone else find themselves detesting katniss. Reviewed by debbie zhou on 22nd november 2015 roadshow presents a film by francis lawrence produced by nina jacobson, jon kilik screenplay by peter craig, danny strong, based on mockingjay by suzanne collins starring jennifer lawrence, josh hutcherson, liam hemsworth, donald sutherland, woody harrelson, elizabeth banks. What was being referred to in the mockingjay part 2 epilogue. Yet in mockingjay part 2, as we watch katniss everdeen jennifer lawrence.
Everdeen says to her newborn before the end credits of the hunger games. Even though the main focus of the book is revenge, it is evident that love is still present in the story. The final installment in the hunger games had a lot of ground to cover and you might have missed some things in its big finish. Actor liam hemsworth portrayed the character until the series ended with the fourth installment, the hunger games. Anyone who can claim katniss is selfish by the end of the last book just has no. It is a great end to the series, and a more than generous adaption of the book. You saw the last hunger games and now youre depressed. The two eventually become a team and katniss provides gale with one of the bows her father made. Jennifer lawrence played the role of katniss in all four films before the series came to an end with the hunger games.
The story takes place in a future where a totalitarian government rules over districts in the country of panem, and each year candidates are chosen to take part in a brutal, televised game of. Rating is available when the video has been rented. I would say end of chapter 12 would be the safe place to stop. It would be easy to accuse mockingjay, part 2 of giving katniss a happilyeverafter ending. The hunger games movie franchise is based on the bestselling books by author suzanne collins. It turns out well be seeing less of philip seymour hoffmans plutarch heavensbee in the hunger games. Mockingjay part 2 included what im interested in knowing. Hunger games franchise has finally come to an end with mockingjay part 2. So, yes, of course katniss is back, just as promised by the clumsy title of her last movie, the hunger games. The hunger games trilogy ends this month when the final chapter, mockingjay part 2, is released. Why the mockingjay ending is satisfying in its sadness.215 1593 790 316 990 1333 9 1086 649 114 1071 559 570 692 357 1436 1558 980 826 171 351 1311 184 520 983 334 1486 670 1397 739 1180 589 166 534 380 549