‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2’ sputters to a finish

 

Mockingjay Part 2

Theatrical release poster. Lionsgate Films.

 

 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” picks up where Part 1 left off, and as the final installment in Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” trilogy, it sees Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) last attempts at putting an end to the oppression brought upon by Panem’s President Snow (Donald Sutherland). That build up and that final encounter would have been better suited for “Mockingjay – Part 1,” as the lull in between parts dampened what was at stake. “Mockingjay” the novel should not have been broken up into two parts; there was just too much time to fill with things that did nothing to build upon the stakes that were already there from the first two installments. Though action packed and exciting in parts, “Mockingjay – Part 2” is a bit of a laborious task to sit through.

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