Film Review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part, 2

by Chris Sawin
| December 14, 2015 4:14 am CST

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has fully embraced the symbol of the “Mockingjay” in the fourth and final film of The Hunger Games franchise.

Katniss leads a revolution against President Snow (Donald Sutherland), and with the help of Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Finnick (Sam Clalflin), and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), she unites with District 13 in an effort to assassinate Snow and free the citizens of Panem.

The lives of everyone who Katniss holds dear are put on the line as they attempt to overthrow the Capitol. Snow, who is now blinded by his undying quest to eradicate Katniss, has made this portion of his “game” even deadlier than anything featured in The Hunger Games.

Director Francis Lawrence claims this is the most violent of The Hunger Games films, and Hemsworth agrees, describing it as the most action-packed of the four films since it “never lets up” during its two-hour and 16-minute runtime.

The blockbuster finale also stars Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman (in his final on-screen performance), Julianne Moore and Stanley Tucci.

Now playing in theaters.