The story we love, the characters we empathize with, and a girl armed with a bow and arrow that started a revolution are all back--one more time. Yep, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has finally arrived, picking up right where Part 1 left off from, with Katniss recovering from injuries, literally from the hands of Peeta. The film shows Katniss as the Mockingjay, now more than ever before, she has become the face of the rebellion and the hope of the people. This time around Katniss must not only deal with President Snow and the forces of The Capital, but enemies within her own ranks, one of them being a brainwashed Peeta.
I have to admit this had to be one of the slower films out of the franchise. Perhaps this is why it opened at a franchise low, at 102 million dollars. That is still a hit in the box office, but many attribute it to blockbuster fatigue. Fans were simply ready for something new. Action may have also played a part. Whereas in the book there seemed to be non-stop action, this film began slow and did not pick up until over halfway in the film. However, when things did pick up the victors of the Hunger Games, Peeta, Finnick, and of course, Katniss, shined! The girl has moves that would make Green Arrow smile. Coincidentally there’s an homage to the DC superhero in the film. See if you can spot it. Still, this is the end of an era. Katniss proved that one girl can make all the difference in the face of tyranny. Still we wish we could have learned more about PanAm and the rest of the world. It just seems like Katniss’s heroic days should not be over. We wonder how the districts and capital of PanAm would do in an international war. Think about it. There has to be more to the world than just them. Be sure you catch the finale of Hunger Games in theaters nationwide!