Sunday, November 30

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Yesterday night, I have watched The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 with my lovely poly mates after my church service and dinner. We caught this movie at the Cathay Cineplex. Previously, there was The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games - The Catching Fire.

Personally, I felt the show was decent though it could have been more refined. Initially, it started pretty slow and slightly draggy without much anticipation for me to carry on. The flow was slightly messy and dull at certain point.

As I continue watching, the story gets more exciting as it allow me to ponder what will exactly happen next. It was refreshing to see how - District 13 and Capitol strategies their plan for the attack. However, the climax injected was slightly weak to its minimum degree.

Kudos to both Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson acting capability as I thought they acted well! Though Josh Hutcherson have not many scenes to showcase, his minimal showtime certainly appeal me with his convincing act. Nice!

As compared, this installment wasn't as good as The Hunger Games - The Catching Fire in terms on its plot and flow. Nevertheless, it was a well-crafted plot development for the second part of this film. Anticipating for it as I think it will be certainly a good one!

Ratings: 3.4/5