The cast is once again phenomenal and shows that for these movies the cast needs to work just like they did for the Harry Potter series. Lawrence is outstanding, as well as other returning members. Hoffman is a spectacular new addition as well. Its thrilling, supremely acted, tauntingly paced, and absolutely riveting. Bring on the next chapter, and the true start to the revolution.
One of the best lines in the movie, delivered with excellence:
President Snow: "You fought very hard in the Games, Miss Everdeen. But they were games. Would you like to be in a real war? Imagine thousands of your people, dead. Your loved ones, gone."
Best superhero/comic book movie of the year. Great action, effects, characters and acting by all is great. Also way better than the first. Very funny as well, just a very entertaining movie in general with two great after credits scenes. Stay and watch both for sure.
One of the best films of the 21st century thus far. You could argue it is the best film of the 21st century so far actually. The only other films that come close with the status of masterpiece are The Departed, The Dark Knight, and The Social Network. This film honestly might be better than all three in terms of the pure power of cinema.
I expect nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score.