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The End is Here: Goodbye MockingJay

The final movie of the series is out. Photo courtesy of Photopin

The final movie of the series is out. Photo courtesy of Photopin

By Megan Brandrup

The story of Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games has come to a climactic end. Director, Francis Lawrence, has given the fans of “The Hunger Games” saga, the final chapter.

The story of the “Hunger Games” began with a young woman, living in the coal mining district of Panem. District 12, as it is called, is the farthest district from the Capital. The leader of the Capital, President Snow, holds an annual Hunger Games. In these Hunger Games, young adults, and even children, are called to the reaping, or the selection of who participates in the Hunger Games. While at the reaping, Katniss Everdeen goes on to volunteer for her sister, Primrose.

Katniss is forced to face 23 other opponents from all 12 districts. Her only comfort from home is the local bread maker’s son, Peeta Mallark. The object of the games is to see who the strongest, “tribute” is. ¬†Each tribute has to fight each other, and the last living tribute will then become the “Victor.”

The final chapter of the story, “Mockingjay Part 2,” tells the end of the story, and the fight all of Panem faces against the Capital.

The film was overall, very satisfying. Rotten tomatoes users gave the film a score of 70 percent satisfaction rate. The critics consensus is that, “With the unflinchingly grim Mockingjay Part 2, The Hunger Games comes to an exciting, poignant, and overall satisfying conclusion.”

All of the loose ends we faced from the earlier films are finally tied off. The film also went into extreme detail about how each effort made by the people of Panem effected the Capital.

The film was action-packed and gripping from the beginning. I found myself on the edge of my seat for the entire film. The quality of graphics and intense action scenes will definitely keep your interest during the film.

Overall, I extremely enjoyed this film. I found it to be simply amazing. I thought this film was the perfect ending to such an exhilarating and intense series. This film is definitely worth your time. However, do not go and see this film if you are not caught up. You WILL be completely lost if you do not know the back story.

As a major “Hunger Games” fan, I adore this film. Francis Lawrence should be praised for his brilliant adaptation of the final book in the “Hunger Games” series. I would greatly recommend taking time to go see this film!