Thursday, November 20, 2014
Although it's beginning is a little slow, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 takes us deeper into the world of Panem's rebellious spirit.For someone who likes but not loves The Hunger Games franchise - and have never read the books - it's been nice to see the story of Panem evolve by exploding into rebellious violence, perhaps serving as a warning to current nations who might wish to radicalize themselves in their twisted perception of a new world order. Regardless of where current world politics will take us, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is a deeper, darker, and more desolate sequel than perhaps some fair-weather would like, but I think its tone is right on the money, even if it's not a perfect product. read our review here), while psycho Joanna (Jena Malone) appears for literally 2 seconds. Whether the books portray Gale as Lawrence does here or not, he is certainly the love interest looking in, and Hemsworth's rather blank stares throughout demonstrate his readiness for another adventure. I've never felt he was properly used in this franchise, and any chance to grow his character into a tough, self-sufficient hero is ignored often enough for us to notice. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.