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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

By Manal Layachi

Volume 1 Issue 4

January 20, 2021

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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Peeta: My name got picked for the Hunger Games? I’m toast!

This is the last movie of The Hunger Games series, adapted from the books by Suzanne Collins. This movie takes place in Noisy-le-Grand, Paris, in 2014. The main characters are Haymitch, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, President Snow, Primrose Everdeen, Effie Trinket, and Caesar Flickerman. The Quarter Quell has ended, and Katniss Everdeen and other citizens live in District 13. District 12 has been destroyed. There is a rebellion taking place between the districts and the Capitol. Peeta got captured by the Capitol, and Katniss must become the Mockingjay and assassinate President Snow.  Katniss Everdeen is the Mockingjay, and she must lead everyone to victory in overthrowing President Snow. The Capitol is attacking District 13 and Katniss is trying to persuade everyone to her side. Her symbol is the Mockingjay, and people who wear her symbol support her.

Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) did great job portraying her character because she acted like a very good leader. Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) excelled at portraying emotion in the movie. Donald Sutherland (President Snow) portrays an evil and bitter character. He acted like he was the master of everyone and that’s what I like about his acting.  Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne) expertly acted like a hunter and brother to Katniss in the movie. My favorite scene was when Katniss and her crew met Tigris, the cousin of the President who betrayed her. I recommend reading President Snow’s prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Another one of my favorite scenes was when Katniss and Peeta were playing and taking care of their children. They finally got to have a peaceful life after all the chaos and fighting they have been through. My least favorite scene was when some of my favorite characters died off, one by one. The last few minutes and scenes of the movie were very emotional.

A lesson I learned from this movie was, you should stand up for what you believe in no matter what is happening or what people say. Others will learn that they should have the courage to do anything they think is right and never give up on what they are trying to do. People who like action, adventure, romance, violence, and a lot of emotions will like this movie. I would recommend this to people who like leaders and inspiring people. I would not recommend this to people who don’t like violence. The film rating is PG-13. My final word on the film was: GOOD. I give this movie 4.5 stars.

Manal Layachi is a 13-year-old girl who loves to sing, make art, play soccer, tennis, and karate. She loves reading and she read all of The Hunger Games books and especially The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

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