The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2 - War, War Never Changes

The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2 - War, War Never Changes

The latest and final chapter of the Hunger Games franchise is a disappointment. The series goes out with a whimper, not a bang.

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while i feel that part 1 was better for not having to rush to a pretty large several stage action scene that would eaither have to be chopped into bits or move way too fast to do the books justice it does mean that part 2 would have too stretch itself for time in order to feel like a full movie. personally i feel like the pace of the books doesn't fit a movie adaptation as it drew a lot of it's tension fro the moment to moment survival and politics. either a serial adaptation or the realization that not every book needs it's own movie would have served much better but the latter is a fools hope in hollywood.

Theres some underlining amusement in that Hunger games is a decently enjoyable ripoff of Battle Royale which is a amazing, and MockingJay is an awful ripoff of BattleRoyale II which was garbage.

Its sad because despite some missteps I found the Hunger Games to be an enjoy book. I think the movie was pretty milquetoast. The second book felt oddly both lackluster and interesting. The book itself was boring but the premise was cool. I dragged myself through the finale but I honestly dont remember much about it.

The second movie was a snorefest, I have not gotten around to slogging through Mockingjay part 1. I'll wait until they're both on video and I'm suitably high.

Wait in what way is the last part-2 of the Harry Potter franchise the best of the series. Wasn't that the movie that was just one big battle stretched painfully to a feature length movie? I mean it wasn't horrible with all the flashy action, but i think the third one is still way better.
As to Mockingjay-Part 2. Yeah, no surprice here, i read the books.

Marter:
Her greatest scene - and perhaps the biggest burst of emotion in the entire series - would have been so effective had she not been paired with the cat equivalent of Janice from accounting, which turns an otherwise heartbreaking scene into comedy.

And, as we all know, Janice in Accounting DGAF

Amaror:
Wait in what way is the last part-2 of the Harry Potter franchise the best of the series. Wasn't that the movie that was just one big battle stretched painfully to a feature length movie? I mean it wasn't horrible with all the flashy action, but i think the third one is still way better.

Yup. Prisoner of Azkaban is still the best HP movie.

Amaror:
Wait in what way is the last part-2 of the Harry Potter franchise the best of the series. Wasn't that the movie that was just one big battle stretched painfully to a feature length movie? I mean it wasn't horrible with all the flashy action, but i think the third one is still way better.
As to Mockingjay-Part 2. Yeah, no surprice here, i read the books.

Between that and his calling Catching Fire the best of the Hunger Games movies I realized that he and I must have vastly different tastes.

The best Harry Potter movies for me were definitely 3 and 4, and I actually found 7 (Part 1) more intriguing and engaging than the bang-flash-so-much-flashbacks-new-info-right-near-the-end 7 (Part 2).

And I found Mockingjay Part 1 to be better than Hunger Games and Catching Fire in every way.

Then again I'm also in the minority that thinks Mockingjay is not only the best book in the series, but is highly admirable for not handing an easy happy ending to audience and is a strong artistic statement about the harsh realities of war and revolution.

He avoids spoilers, but I've read the books, so I wonder what he means by "the way it ends." I'm still interested in seeing it, and won't be surprised if I like it, given the notable differences in sensibilities.

I never read the novels or seen the movies, because I'm put off by how it's own advertising call the series "THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EVAR!", which I think undercuts whatever anti-capitalist message is in it. I just keep up with whatever reviews dump on it for my own schadenfreud at its expense. Besides, it was written to appeal to teenage girls (or those with a similar intellect), so that's why its political messages are so ham-fisted and bonk-you-on-the-head obvious. That said, I hope to hear Movie Bob dump on it. He's been on a tear lately on his YouTube channel.

Goddammit teens, just go watch Harry Potter or Lord Of The Rings instead... Heck, watch Matrix instead.
If you dare to get old and start talking about the Hunger Games or freaking ScorchTrialsMaze...whateveritscalled with nostalgia im gonna puke.

Moises Weintraub:

Marter:
Her greatest scene - and perhaps the biggest burst of emotion in the entire series - would have been so effective had she not been paired with the cat equivalent of Janice from accounting, which turns an otherwise heartbreaking scene into comedy.

And, as we all know, Janice in Accounting DGAF

I was wondering if that was indeed a reference to Last Week Tonight.

She really DGAF.

the whole young adult fiction craze really has become a mess. After Harry Potter, every studio was scrambling to find any sort of YA sci-fi/fantasy novel and make it their big franchise. Too bad 90% of them turned out to be crap (either the source material itself not being very good or the adaptations faltering for one reason or another). Makes one wonder what the next fiction craze is going to be.

That's disappointing to hear. Mockingjay was the most uneven book, but I did enjoy quite a bit of it once they actually started doing stuff in the second half. I'm going to end up watching this film, but now with less intrigue and more cautiousness, because the first three films did at least encourage me to read the books and I want to see how the film version ends.

After reading the books and quite enjoying them, i was wary of seeing the films. I gave the first one a try and it certainly was well directed. But the one thing that turned me off seeing any more of them was how obviously they had teenage girls as their target audience in mind, from the twilight-esque male casting for their eye candy, to the cutting out of the darker parts of the book. I'd imagine to keep the age rating to their intended audience. Since then i have no interest in watching the rest. The best thing they probably did was give Katniss a very beautiful face (and a decent enough actor, but that is only for the benefit of the viewer, not the reader). It is a small comfort to know i haven't missed much then.

Xsjadoblayde:
After reading the books and quite enjoying them, i was wary of seeing the films. I gave the first one a try and it certainly was well directed. But the one thing that turned me off seeing any more of them was how obviously they had teenage girls as their target audience in mind, from the twilight-esque male casting for their eye candy, to the cutting out of the darker parts of the book. I'd imagine to keep the age rating to their intended audience. Since then i have no interest in watching the rest. The best thing they probably did was give Katniss a very beautiful face (and a decent enough actor, but that is only for the benefit of the viewer, not the reader). It is a small comfort to know i haven't missed much then.

The latter movies are actually very true to the book, and I think they did Mockingjay justice (with both parts). I basically disagree with everything Marter said, so maybe give the movies another chance?

I know this isn't what he likes, but I'm still anticipating the Blob's effort to round out his Hunger Games reviews.

Interesting article. Particularly in light of the positive reviews I've read elsewhere. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 71% Fresh rate for professional reviewers and 76% for fan based reviews.

Guess this wasn't Marter's kinda movie.

 

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