The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Review | MTV Movies
This is it. The end of the Capitol, the games and possibly even Katniss...
UK Release Date: 19 November 2015
Running Time: 137 mins
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone
Director: Francis Lawrence
Plot: This is it. After three books, four movies, and a global pop culture phenomenon that's PWNed YA fiction and made A-Lister stars of its cast, The Hunger Games is finally coming to an end. And my, is it going out in explosive, emotionally charged style. Following the devastating events of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the rebels are gathering their wounded for one final attack on the Capitol. Yet while Katniss' (Jennifer Lawrence) role as a rallying cry to unite each of the Districts has worked a treat for rebel leader President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore), there are a couple of snafus. 1) Katniss' beloved Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) has been brainwashed into thinking she's the enemy. 2) She also has to finally decide between the two hunky men in her life. 3) The rebels have some squiffy moral war tactics of their own. 4) President Snow (Donald Sutherland) has littered the path to the Capitol with hundreds of deadly traps. The 76th Hunger Games is on.
Best Scene: The final assault on the Capitol is STUFFED full of incredible action scenes, but it's the hugely fan-anticipated 'mutt attack' on Katniss and her friends as they scour the sewers of the Capitol that shocks, scares and saddens in rapid stages. It also seriously tests the boundaries of a 12A. You have been warned - stuff gets terrifying.
Date Movie Or Mate Movie? As ever, a bit of both, with action and emotion in equal measure.
Scene Stealer: It's a tie between Buttercup (SHE RETURNS - MIAOW) or Jenna Malone's superbly deranged and snarky Johanna.
Best WTF Moment: Pretty much all of it. But - no spoilers for those who haven't read the books - a climactic scene involving the airdrop of a bevy of aid packages is the epitome of heartbreaking. ALL. THE. FEELS.
Summary: Explosive, stunning, appropriately fiery and a fitting, phenomenal and powerful end to a franchise that changed the YA world.