Is the new and final part of "The Hunger Games" worth your time? Here's what critics have to say about "The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 2."
The final movie in 'The Hunger Games' movie franchise is just days away from its release, and fans are definitely excited.
Is the new and final part of "The Hunger Games" movie worth your time?
Here's what critics have to say about "The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 2."
The Hollywood Reporter
"Katniss will not be deterred, not after all she's been through, and at least the climax has been handled adeptly so that fans will be pleased and those who have never read the book might actually be taken by surprise. The Katniss we behold in the epilogue, set a few years later, is unquestionably an older, wiser person — and gratefully retired from public life."
"The decision to turn a 390-page book into over four hours worth of screen time (and a bonus payday) has resulted in a patchy end to a franchise that started so promisingly. While the people might feel like rebelling, the game has been won – by Lionsgate."
The Daily Telegraph
"The final confrontation between Katniss and Snow, capped by a very particular look Sutherland shoots Lawrence at a crucial juncture, is worth the admission fee alone. It's sad to see this deservedly successful franchise reach the end of its run: but here's hoping its dissident spirit will survive in young-adult blockbusters to come."
"The acting and production values are still well above grade, and Lawrence skillfully holds the center, letting everything the skeletal dialogue doesn't say play across her face. Like the arrow-slinging, empire-saving Joan of Archery she's portraying, she understands the symbolic weight she's been asked to carry here. If only it didn't have to hang so heavy."
It’s a relentlessly dark tale, with nothing to laugh about except for the studio money men, who will be rubbing their hands with glee.
Mockingjay - Part 2 may not have the relentless pace or quip-heavy approach of, say, a Marvel blockbuster, but what it does offer is an emotional gut-punch of a film that's a fitting send-off for one of modern-day cinema's great heroines.
'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' stars Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Evan Ross.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, has grossed more than $2.2 billion at the global box office.
The final chapter which is coming after The Hunger Games, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1', will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX3D theaters on November 20, 2015.