This was the movie I've been waiting for all year. Remember Philip Seymour Hoffman's death back in, was it February 2014? Well, they were filming Mockingjay Part 2 at the time, so these scenes have gotten a lot of waiting around in the studio. Why they decided to stretch this movie so far other than to torment us is beyond me. But anyway, Peeta Mellark is still in a state of shock, and is still in belief that whatever Katniss says is a lie, and that he should have given that piece of bread to the pigs, but he has a hint of memory regain. After this remark either way, Katniss decides she's done with the propos, with the sacrifices, with the games, and she has to make Snow pay for what he's done. Were you expecting a different synopsis?
Now, the reason that I had very, VERY high expectations, wasn't just because of the trailers, which might as well be propos themselves. The reason was how much I enjoyed Mockingjay Part 1 even though it was a Part 1. And if you want to see it, go ahead and go. Infact, I'd recommend you go. In fact, the audience clapped at the end of the movie. I clapped too. But then I thought, How many people out of these people clapping have not read the book? And anyway, if you were still planning on going or have already, don't cancel your plans. It's just...expect a bit of a delay with the theatre piling up and I don't think it's as worthy as The Scorch Trials in your time. Something you should know is even though I more than basically knew the plotline, hence the fact that this was the first time I finished the book, I was still on my feet (not literally) and very excited. Not to mention the fact that every one of Jennifer Lawrence's stares and expressions and tears still pack as much of an emotional wallop as they always have. And during one of the first scenes, when Katniss and Gale discuss taking over The Nut, they have a conversation about the people that I knew of, and I couldn't pick a side in the argument; something that as you probably know by now is entertainment magic to me. But the actual bombing of The Nut takes place a little farther away than I wanted to, which may be a pretty good metaphor for this movie.
This next paragraph might ruin the whole movie, might not. But let me just say that except for one tiny thing, this movie is exactly the same as the book. You know something I've had a little against the books? They all resolve around Katniss and stay there. This time though, the fact that I sometimes disagreed on what Katniss thought wasn't a problem here. Something I liked in Mockingjay Part 1 was how out there it was; my favourite scenes in them were that of the rebels who didn't have names. The movie still has a few scenes away from her, but most of them are with Snow or Coin. Another thing I had against only this book, if you read my book review, was it blacked out on a grave moment when things were getting very heated up, and I was sort of hoping the movie would change that. Why did I expect that, you may ask? Ask Wes Ball, the director of The Maze Runner movies, who erased every problem I had with The Scorch Trials. But I'll repeat, I was very excited for the entire movie, knowing anything could've happened and the drama was mostly luxurious to watch. Something I didn't expect was learning of how Avox was in this underground prison for five years - probably where his tongue got cut off, I don't quite remember - where he never saw the sun once. Can anyone tell me what that reminds me of? Anyone? Have you read the ______ ____ _______ books? I think my favourite scene was when Katniss was talking at gunpoint. And I think my least favourite moment was figuring out when a scene I was excited about from the trailer was going to be and when I realized it would go like the book. It doesn't make up for it, but the ending is pretty okay. It's dramatic and I kind of wanted it to end slowly and suitably and it really did so.
In conclusion, this was a good end but it could've been better. Probably did the best it could for being a carbon copy of the novel. I also kind of feel a bit sad having to say goodbye to these characters.