An aera has ended. After four films The Hunger Games are officially over. Jennifer Lawrence’s breakthrough role, that brought her career on the go and with that her Academy Award, has come to find peace.
I expected a lot. The hype around Mockingjay Pt. 2 was crazy, so going to the movies at 3pm and an nearly packed house showed the anticipation. And I was a little scared: I had not rewatched the other films and feared that I wouldn’t remember, wouldn’t understand. Nope…didn’t matter. (Also important to say: I haven’t read the books…whoopsies)
The film had a slow start. It took about 30 minutes until it really started to pick up pace. Maybe I was too busy trying to figure out what was wrong with the 3D. Was it my eyes? The seat I had at the theatre? Or is the real people 3D movie thing just not my thing? I don’t know what it was…but I was distracted.
What I also had totally forgotten: Philip Seymour Hoffmans last film. I got a little emotional everytime when he appeard on screen. So sad that he is gone :( To be honest they did a great job „hiding“ the fact that he died during the shooting. I don’t know how the scene with the letter was written originally but it felt as if it was planned with Seymour Hoffman. If so they found a really nice solution for that…if not I am just interpreting too much.
It wasn’t my favorite film but just to end the series you have to watch it. And if you are a sucker for Happy Endings the end will most definitely be to your taste. It’s a bit too cheesy, but yeah… ^^
As always, this is just my opinion, so go see for yourself.
Thanks for Reading.