Sunday, April 24, 2016
Saturday Night At The Movies: Mockingjay Part 2
Saturday night, popcorn, and the last of the Hunger Games films, that's the way to live. Mostly it was nice to see the characters a final time. Everyone of them was so well realized. To think before it all began, I didn't like any of the choices for the actors. Wrong once more.
Jennifer Lawrence is always wonderful to watch, but she has been transcendant in the role of Katniss Everdeen from her first moments on the screen. Here she finishes her heroic journey and emerges triumphant.
That said, while the movie was full of nail biting scenes, explosions, and incredible effects, I thought that dramatically and emotionally it would have been best if Mockingjay had not been split into two films.
President Snow-deliciously evil, though I don't like evil as a rule. Bad, bad Evil.
Peeta! Sweetheart of the world. Great scenes where he just went nuts.
Gale in the books seemed to be more ardently bent on the any means necessary approach. He had more conscience about his actions here.
Poor sweet Prim.
Julianne Moore's Alma Coin was silkily Evil. She could seem so convincing. I loved the moment when she met her arrow of doom. Muahhahaha.
I had forgotten what the Mutts looked like. Icky. Reminiscent of something else I've seen lately, that I cant put my finger on. Maybe something from Grimm.