Stars: Jennifer Lawrence,Josh Hutcherson,Liam Hemsworth,
Release Date: 2015-11-18
Production Companies: Studio Babelsberg,Lionsgate,Color Force,Revolution Sun Studios,
Director: Francis Lawrence,Ana Maria Quintana,
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Summary
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
A movie that is too silly to be so somber, and too somber to be much fun.
The Hunger Games, which kicked off in a blaze of guts 'n' glory in 2012, ends now with a sad whimper, along with a lot of big bangs signifying nothing.
Director Francis Lawrence stages the action sequences... with a modicum of flair, and Julianne Moore as rebel leader Coin gives off some sparks, but for the most part there is nothing divertingly new or different about this franchise fade-out.
After the forced histrionics of Part 1, it's nice to see star Jennifer Lawrence being allowed to quiet down and act again. But the story still feels stretched, a countdown that slows as it approaches zero hour.
This revenge plot animates Mockingjay Part 2 with a satisfying rage.