Film Review - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
The worldwide phenomenon of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ has been released this week and it is amazing and is ‘film of our times’ and also has made £12.65 million. UK Cinema release on 20th November 2014, and the UK DVD release date was the 16th of March 2015. Splitting the final book to this brilliant trilogy has engaged viewers by revealing the final outcome into two parts.
Having twice survived the hunger games, Katniss Everdeen (the girl on fire) finds herself in the catacombs of District 13. Under the leadership of President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends (Gale, Effie, Haymitch, Plutarch), Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of the rebellion against the capitol and fights to save her loved one, Peeta Mellark.
Also this week a motion poster has been released, and it shows the evolution of the Mockingjay broach evolving throughout the Trilogy.
“The film explores the way propaganda is used to set the stage for a conflict and considering this is a mainstream franchise aimed primarily at young audiences, it’s actually a pretty interesting take on how image matters as much as action in a media age.”
Director - Francis Lawrence (rating PG13)
Running time -123 minutes (2 hours 3 minutes)
Genre - Teen fiction
Jennifer Lawrence - Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson - Peeta mellark
Liam Hamesworth- Gale Hawthorne
Julianne Moore - President Alma Coin
Donald Sutherland - President Snow
The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman -Plutarch Heavansbee
Stanley Tucci - Caesar flickerman
Natalie Dorman - Cressida
Reported by Bailey