TV & FILM
bill-swift - July 24, 2015
I didn't know what I was getting into when I went to go see the first Hunger Games movie. I had heard that it was pretty good and my wife and I were bored so what the hell. I will freely admit that I got sucked into the world of Katniss Everdeen and her war against Donald Sutherland. I subsequently read the books and was underwhelmed by the third one. It was heavy-handed and somewhat wanky. So, when the first part of Mockingjay came out I expected it to be the same way. But I was pleasantly surprised that the filmmakers did what few can do: improve on the book. I thought they did a terrific job removing the suck from the story and making it really move.
In the above trailer for the second part of Mockingjay, the poop hits the proverbial fan. Katniss leads her group to the capital to take out President Snow. But it won't be easy, because you need conflict, y'all. I for one can't wait. Plus, I enjoy seeing Jennifer Lawrence in tight leather outfits.