One has got to watch The Hunger Games and Catching Fire to get a sense of who is who and what happended to Peeta Mellark before going for Mockingjay. Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in the Mockingjay movie where she will become the icon for the rebellion against the Capitol. Katniss finds herself in District 13, under the leadership of President Alma Coin. President Alma Coin played by Julianne Moore is trying to unite all the Districts to go against President Snow ( Donald Sutherland ). Katniss reluctantly becomes the Mockingjay when she senses that she is needed to seek revenge against President Snow. After becoming the icon of freedom she discovered that Peeta is still alive and being held captive as President Snow’s puppet by using him to propaganda the districts to stop their crusade on creating a revolution. In order to save Peeta, Katniss must choose between saving the Districts or Peeta ( Josh Hutcherson ).
The Mockingjay movie is less action packed and focuses more on Katniss’s emotions and feelings. Even her fight scenes can be seen more artistic with the director Francis Lawrence making this movie more epic than before. As how Effie Trinket played by Elizabeth Banks said to Katniss, “ You are going to be the best dressed rebel in history!” The movie shows a different side of Katniss, focussing more on her as a person and how she deals with uniting the Districts and overthrowing the Capital.
The movie also goes into how the Districts are run, part like prison due to the fact they need to keep hidden away from the Capital. The movie is pretty good, however can get quite dry on some parts of the movie. No part of the movie was wasted to showcase the build up to the Mockingjay Part 2. Haymitch played by Woody Harrelson comes back to get Katniss out of the brink of self-destruct when most of the crowd in District 13 do not see her at the real icon for Mockingjay. From Effie’s role in being such a diva in The Hunger Games series, she is now having to live her life into being in a sort like detention area, wearing grey jumpsuit without her wigs or color in her cloths. Scenes like these takes the movie into a lighter side.
The ending part of the movie scene, will keep you wanting to watch Mockingjay 2, they rescued Peeta, however Katniss is still not able to speak to Peeta logically. Stay tuned and do watch the movie, as it gets rather interesting. Can’t wait for Part 2!
By Ian Khong