Runtime: 123 minutes
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland
Despite being the similar length of the previous film, in fact shorter!, this one felt much longer. I feels like they try to string it out for as long as possible. It feels like the film is wandering around as it waits for Mockingjay part two to come out.
Great actions scenes are followed by drawn out dull and sometimes repetitive scenes. The film is darker too, following a similar tone to catching fire, which I like.
Jennifer Lawerence is once again stunning in her role as Katniss, I think she did an excellent job portraying her struggle, although I do feel Katniss has become too rapped up in herself which I think a character even mentions and her goals seem to have changed too. It leaves me disliking her a bit.
The characters from previous films take a complete back seat which is a shame because I love them. The parts they are in are fantastic. You have to love Miss Effie Trinket.
I also enjoy getting a wider view of what’s happening to the districts, rather than just following Katniss. It definitely made me emotional to see it and I would’ve liked more of it.
I feels like the film is wandering around as it waits for Mockingjay part two to come out. Catching fire was a much better film.
To sum up, too drawn out, great action scenes, stunning acting, intense
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? No
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