Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Movie Review

By Caleb DeBoest

The fourth, and final, Hunger Games movie has made it to theaters, and Grace College students were given the opportunity to see it a day early.

Overall, the movie was worth the wait. It was heart-moving and engaging throughout the two hours of the show. I would give it 4/5 stars.

Mockingjay Part 2 features a lot more violence than most of the other movies. This is due to the citizens of Panem staging a revolution against the Capitol.

The violence varies from gunfire to explosions to people getting impaled on arrows. In essence, a peace-loving movie-goer should pass on this movie. However, the violence in the movie is not glorified as violence is in many modern action movies. Instead, the violence is used in such a way that depicts the terrible nature of war.

Throughout the movie, many of the characters for whom the viewer has grown a liking end up dying as a result of the war. The result is a large amount of emotional reaction to the movie.

Another aspect of the movie that adds to the emotional appeal of the movie is the interactions between Peeta and Katniss after Peeta is freed from the government’s control. Peeta sees Katniss, through brainwashing done by the Capitol, as the enemy and tries to kill her. Katniss, however, remains loyal to him, showing a true love and friendship for him.

Though the movie is not necessarily the best movie ever made, it is well worth a watch, especially for anyone who has followed the story thus far.

Movie Rating: 4/5

Tear-Jerker Rating: 4/5