The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 with Jennifer Lawrence wings
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Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

I can’t believe THE HUNGER GAMES movie franchise is officially over. What do I have to look forward to now?! What is left for me in this barren wasteland of Katniss-less movie franchises? Let’s be real, as a super fan I have been both looking forward to and dreading THE HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY PART 2 since the credits began to roll after PART 1. Yes, we have 2 extra hours of Katniss and co. but now we are out of story! I guess we can hope for some nice deleted scenes on the Blu-Ray but that’s about all we have left.

But don’t worry, this will not be a “20 Times I Was Most Depressed That THE HUNGER GAMES Is Ending” article (though I kinda was tempted). This is going to be a celebration.

I’ve heard some critics say PART 2 is their favorite film from the franchise, but that is a giant NO from me. CATCHING FIRE is not only my favorite film of the franchise, but is probably in my top 10 of favorite movies of all time. So yeah, PART 2 can’t really be compared to that. But thanks to incredible performances from the cast (especially the scene between Jennifer Lawrence and Buttercup), as well as unrelenting action and high-stakes drama, MOCKINGJAY PART 2 is a fantastic end to the series. It provides closure for fans… especially in that beautifully-shot epilogue. In all honesty, I was not a fan of the MOCKINGJAY book, but the movie is one instance when the film is much better than its paper counterpart.

So, here we are once again. It’s time to look at the most squeal-inducing moments of the recent Hunger Games film and have our last fangirl/fanboy freakout about this amazing series!

Chins up, spoilers on.

When the action begins right where PART 1 ended; Katniss is trying to talk after Peeta’s frenzied strangulation damaged her vocal cords.

Peeta choking Katniss in The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
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The title card!!! This always gives me chills.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 Title Card Fire GIF

When Jena Malone f-ing ROCKS that shaved head look. I can’t believe that was done via CGI and special effects makeup.

Jena Malone with a shaved head drawing back a curtain to see Katniss in Mockingjay Part 2

Effie getting to be back in her extraordinary costumes and wigs again!

Effie helping Katniss dress in The Hunger Games

When Prim and Katniss dance at Finnick and Annie’s wedding!

Gwendoline Christie’s extremely short, yet awesome cameo!

Gwendoline Christie giving sideeye in The Hunger Games Mockingjay

When resistance soldiers give the “District 12 sign”!

Resistance fighters giving District 12 symbol in The Hunger Games Mockingjay

Natalie F-ing Dormer!!!!

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Any time Peeta says “real or not real”! (PS:Katniss kept the pearl from CATCHING FIRE!)

Katniss with the pearl in The Hunger Games catching fire

When Katniss and co. find out that in order to get to the center of the Capitol to kill Snow, they have to go through another Hunger Games type situation.

Katniss and Finnick in The Hunger Games Mockingjay

When we saw just how scary the mutts in the sewers were. I definitely didn’t picture them to be THAT scary in the book. And Finnick gives his life to save Katniss.

The Mutts in The Hunger Games Mockingjay

Whenever Peeta and Katniss do anything like this.

Peeta and Katniss hugging in The Hunger Games

Or this

katniss telling peeta stay with me in The Hunger Games Mo

Tigress’ fierce makeup!

Tigress makeup in The Hunger Games Mockingjay

When you see the parcels parachuting down from the hovership and you know what’s coming 🙁

Katniss watching parcels fall in The Hunger Games Mockingjay

When Katniss shoots her arrow, killing Coin (though not through the eye like in the book)!

Katniss shooting her bow and arrow

When the crowd descends on President Snow.

President Snow in The Hunger Games Mockingjay

Effie and Haymitch kiss! I ship it.

Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket clapping in The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

When Buttercup pulls a HOMEWARD BOUND and somehow makes it back to District 12. The last time we saw him he was in District 13. This scene with him and Katniss is the most gut-wrenching scene of the entire film.

Jennifer Lawrence with her hand over her mouth The Hunger Games Mockingjay

When we see Katniss and Peeta literally running off in the sunset together with their two beautiful children (Trivia fact: the kids were played by Jennifer Lawrence’s real life nephews).

Katniss with baby in The Hunger Games Mockingjay
Katniss and Peeta end credit scene The Hunger Games Mockingjay


Jennifer Lawrence drinking champagne

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