The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 review

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 review

The final chapter in The Hunger Games franchise has just hit cinemas, giving closure to the millions of fans worldwide.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 brings Katniss Everdeen back to the big screen, and she's seeking revenge.

This is the fourth and final Hunger Games, and what an epic journey this has been. Now the games come to an end.

Jennifer Lawrence and all involved have raised the bar for this populist genre and unsurprisingly do not stumble at this final hurdle, as the Districts unite behind the Mockingjay against the villainous President Snow and march on the Capital seeking vengeance and freedom.

Amid her mission to kill Snow herself, Everdeen is once again caught up in her love triangle. Will it be the seasoned rebel and childhood love Gale to finally win her heart, or her tortured soulmate Peeta Mellark?

As with all the chapters in this story, the Mockingjay comes with great loss and sacrifice from all our most beloved characters; now they must fight to the bitter end, and their fans will be with them every step of the way.

As the grand finale of an outstanding series, this Part 2 of The Mockingjay ticks all the boxes. It does struggle a little with momentum at times, and the action is spread a little too thinly, but it still packs the requisite emotional punch.

Lawrence is a class act, turning Everdeen in a cinematic heroine for the ages.

Four stars.

     The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2:: Director: Francis Lawrence :: Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Natalie Dormer, Toby Jones:: Rating: M - Violence, horror scenes & content may disturb:: Running Time: 137 minutes:: Release Date: In cinemas now

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