The studio’s decision to make two films from the final book may have made business sense but as a plot it’s dramatically stretched.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has only about twenty minuets of the plot and the rest is just fluff to fill the length of the movie.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 continues the story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), a teenager living in a dystopian America. She and her allies continue to fight the government, including President Snow (Donald Sutherland), after Katniss escapes from the second Hunger Games in which she was forced to participate. In the Hunger Games, the participants, usually children, are forced to kill one another.
Forced by leader President Coin (Julianne Moore) into being the star of a series of rousing propaganda videos, Katniss Everdeen is the face of the revolution.
As the story progresses, Katniss Everdeen finds herself wracked by traumatic flashbacks and focused only on saving Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) who has been captured and turned into a mouthpiece for the government.
In place of action, director Francis Lawrence offers big ideas, continuing the franchise’s tradition. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 examines the staging and marketing of a televised revolution.
Returning director Francis Lawrence, working from a script by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, delivers a film that lacks content. The film uses the extra time to, of all things, develop characters and give this dystopian fable a human scale.
However The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 belongs to Jennifer Lawrence, who is firebrand.
Outside of that, this is nothing really more in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 as it’s hampered by Suzanne Collins final book being cut in half.
It’s all too obvious that the final book in Suzanne Collins trilogy didn’t need to be split into two films.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is the first part from the final book in Suzanne Collins bestselling trilogy. The studio's decision to make two...1.5