The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

FRANCIS LAWRENCE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2014, .  Screenplay by , , adaptation by , based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Golden Globe Awards 2014.  

The land of Panem is a dire place to be after our heroine Katniss has destroyed the Hunger Games, rendering the country just as humorless as it was before but without all the score keeping. Katniss () has returned to her home district from which she will grow a new career as folk hero, becoming the hope of the rebels who are amassing under the watchful eye of president , who phones in her dialogue directly on camera, against the evils of conservative bully president . The plot of the last of Suzanne Collins’ novels has been insultingly split into two films without the least necessity, making for an overlong prologue that has the tiniest story arch (Katniss discovers her purpose and, in the last scene, catches up with a friend).

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