The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Reviews

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September 18, 2017
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" defiantly finishes the franchise with a bang, no not a bang something even more than that. "Mockingjay Part 2" defiantly gives the fans a more than satisfying conclusion. The plot begins at the same point "Mockingjay Part 1" left off. For all past deaths made as entertainment, and for the insidious modification of Peeta, Katniss deems to strike out on her own to take down President Snow once and for all, but being the Mockingjay, the living symbol of the rebellion now headed by Alma Coin, has its drawbacks. Recognition, for one, and she finds herself saddled with a team of expert warriors (which surprisingly includes the ailing Peeta) aimed to penetrate the Capitol that has barricaded itself behind Hunger-Game-style death traps. As she closes in on carrying out her private agenda through more deaths and mayhem, President Snow himself makes her aware of another threat to peace for Panem equal to himself, leaving her to consider how to truly end the bloodshed.

Once again the director "Francis Lawrence" is very smooth with his style and truly is the perfect director for these films. He again brings very beautiful visuals to the screen with the locations and brings back the "games" in a perfect way. "Jennifer Lawrence" was exceptional as always but in this one she defiantly boosts her performance as a character with PTSD. I can proudly say that this is the best she preformed in the franchise and even up to "Silver Linings" and "Joy" standards. "Josh Hutcherson" is very good in this film as well. Although this is his toughest part in the role yet is defiantly not his best as I liked him a lot better in Mockingjay Part 1. "Sam Claflin" also boosts his game as Finnick Odair and with a lot more screen time then he had in "Mockingjay Part 1". This film has major character development and its amazing to watch on screen. To see where Katniss began at the beginning of the movie to the end blows your mind. But unfortunately the Secondary characters do not have as big character development they still do have some.

You can tell they spent every single penny they had wisely on this film. With an extremely high budget of an estimated $160 Million the special effects are exceptional. The underground lizard mutts where very very well done in terms of CGI as well as the multiple explosions and the avenue of the tributes in snows execution scene. The Original Motion Score composed by James Newton Howard was one of the best in the Franchise. With the multiple standouts being, your favourite colour is green, Sewer Attack, Rebels Attack, Snows Execution and the Medley. Once again the Pace in this film is perfect. The aim when Squad 451 got into the capitol was to make it feel like a ghost town and the pace at that point made it feel so much more like the ghost town they where going for. Then it starts to speed up with the majority of the action scenes in the middle at its climax.

Overall "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" is a more than satisfying ending to the franchise as it goes out with a bang. With exceptional acting, characters, special effects and a perfect score and almost no flaws apart from small pacing issues near the middle of the film. I give 2015's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" a 10/10.
½ September 9, 2017
This was so depressing.
September 7, 2017
the movie is bad, really bad. The dialog is worse than need for speed and many of the cosepts dosent give any sense. Its still a good "action" though
½ September 4, 2017
Controversial opinion... This is my favorite Hunger Games movie.
August 30, 2017
Mockingjay Part 2 is a very dark and grim conclusion the epic franchise. First of all, I wouldn't recommend this movie for kids who haven't seen this movie for a family-fun movie night. Also, if you haven't seen the franchise and don't like gory stuff and jump scares that will make you jump out of your seat, wait for the DVD. Mockingjay delivers a steady storyline throughout the whole movie. It definitely will make you jump out of your seats for some parts. If you cry at movies you'll cry. Jennifer was top notch through the whole movie. Overall it was a good movie.
August 24, 2017
A poor final film - the series finishes with a whimper. Jennifer Lawrence carries this film excellently doing her best to make up for a poor story line, weak action and little engagement.
August 8, 2017
Great ending to the series
August 8, 2017
Slow and slogging with an end that should have been 2 or 3 scenes earlier, the final of the four Hunger Games movies leaves us longing for the original. Hard to believe a series that had two movies that were so captivating could provide a finale that is this tough to get through. Final Score: 5.5/10
July 29, 2017
Amazing wrap-up to a huge franchise...
July 28, 2017
Grim, emotional and fueled by great dystopian action, Mockingjay Part 2 serves as the rightful final chapter in the trilogy.
July 26, 2017
If the movie ending is the same as the books then its Disappointing with a capital D. A strong women only gets her happy ending by getting a man and a baby!
½ July 18, 2017
Horrible. If i'm paying money to watch a good movie, it's not to watch Jennefer Lawrance cry and pose in green screen IN THE ACTUAL MOVIE FILMED ON GREEN SCREEN. Unbelievable money grabbing crap.
July 9, 2017
I liked the ending to this entertaining franchise overall. I have never read Mockingjay, but I love how the book and movie ended this series with Katniss realizing the future of Panem is going to be the same with the new leader. I didn't like how they didn't show Sno eventually being taken over. But in the end, it was a very good ending.
½ July 5, 2017
An improvement on part one. It's grim, while also giving proper closure to the series. It has the level of excitement and satisfaction you want from a conclusion.
½ July 3, 2017
The final book shouldn't have been divided into two films. A good edit could've made one good stand alone film. Instead, we have a franchise dragging its feet to a meh conclusion. There are some decent action sequences in between a painfully slow and watered down story.
½ June 30, 2017
This movie is like a 70's bush: in need of serious trimming. Its biggest failure is in its strict adherence to every damn thing that is in the book, when a lot of it does not translate to film and was stupid in the first place. This story would have been so much better served by just making one long movie instead of overstuffing two with extraneous characters and crap that does not drive the plot forward. Consequently, this chapter lacks focus. On top of that, the ending (or rather, endings) is just terrible, the film tries to tie up all the loose ends in about 10 minutes. It feels very rushed, which is insane for a 2.5 hour movie with one hour of real content. Then there is the sugary "Harry Potter-esque" dénouement that's just odd after a movie that's so pervasively dismal. The middle hour is fun and exciting, even though you usually can't figure out who is who or what is happening due to the quick cuts, the dim lighting, and the fact that the characters are dressed the same. But at least it keeps you interested. The director did not do such a good job with the emotional side of the film either, it's super grim and totally humorless, and there is only one truly emotional scene... and it's between JLaw and a cat. Similar to the last film, this one does a good job of exploring politics and the power of media, and had some interesting things to say about the cycle of oppression, so it does have some merit. But mostly, I was just not impressed. It's disappointing, there is a good story hiding in here, but the filmmakers did not capitalize on the opportunities to improve on the book's many weaknesses. For the most part, The Hunger Games has been a quality film franchise, it deserved a better send-off than this.
June 29, 2017
outstanding movie. blu-ray is a must
June 27, 2017
Very entertaining and thought provoking!
½ June 25, 2017
Y esta historia llegó a su fin. MUY fiel al texto original. Las escenas de acción fueron muy intensas aunque tuvo sus momentos bajos. Esperaba sentir más dolor por... ellos. Música instrumental maravillosa y apropiada. Efectos, maquillaje y vestuario geniales. Tuvo un final lento pero fiel. Para mí, fue ÉPICO.
June 11, 2017
It's satisfying as it can get, but could have hit harder, or came off memorable.
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