Presented by / 11/20/2015 / No comments / , , ,

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2

year: 2015 cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore
The first MOCKINGJAY was a bonafide war film while this is more or less the end of the beginning of war as response to what were the RUNNING MAN style games provided in the first two ventures, and now we have a cross between war and games...

Jennifer Lawrence
That's right, war games, but what the kids are going through, trying to finally and officially take down the nefarious President Snow within his actual territory, is quite real, although the action lacks the suspense and creativity that made the original competitive tale intriguing while the bombastic aura of its MOCKINGJAY predecessor is gone.

Attempting to wedge a bonafide agenda into a bland, desperate revolution, PART 2 is extremely predictable during the 11th hour when tables turn too quickly. In fact the entire episode drags out like a prolonged, soap operatic goodbye rather than a story all its own. If MOCKINGJAY was a single two-and-a-half hour movie, it would have not only have saved time and (people's) money, but the action and characters would mean a lot more, overall, to each other and their young rabid audience.

Rating: **
SPOILER: For anyone wondering what happens with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's propaganda director Plutarch Heavensbee: with strategic editing, since Philip died during production, his character's life doesn't end... If only life imitated art.
Share This Post :
Tags : , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews & Interviews: Grinding Facts, Theories & Pop Culture into Every Writeup

CLICK FOR TV REVIEWS

CLICK FOR TV REVIEWS
Columbo to Cable to Television Movies

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR
Classic Crime Gumshoe Gangster & Neo Noir

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

CINEMA BY JAMES M. TATE

CINEMA BY JAMES M. TATE
Written with a Goose-Quill Dipped in Venom

Blog Archive

WEBSITE INFORMATION

WEBSITE INFORMATION
RANDOM QUOTE: "I'm gonna tell you something... You know, you couldn't plant enough flowers around here to kill the smell." Glenn Ford, The Big Heat

Popular This Month

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE
Dana Andrews is the Patron Saint 'Round Here

DANA ANDREWS ZONE

THE SHORTLIST

FAV FILMS
1)THE MAN
FROM LARAMIE
2)JAWS 3)LAURA
4)THE CROWDED SKY
5)THE FEARMAKERS
6)CANYON PASSAGE
7)RAIDERS FROM
BENEATH THE SEA
8)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
9)HOT CARS
10)VIOLENT
SATURDAY

TOP SEVEN ACTORS
1)DANA ANDREWS
2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)MARLON BRANDO
4)ORSON WELLES
5)JACK NICHOLSON
6)CHARLES BRONSON
7)TOM COURTENAY

TOP FIVE DIRECTORS
1)RICHARD FLEISCHER
2)JACQUES TOURNEUR
3)STANLEY KUBRICK
4)OTTO PREMINGER
5)ORSON WELLES

STAR WARS & STAR TREK

STAR WARS & STAR TREK
From Luke to Spock to Tribbles to Indiana Jones

All Time Popular

Blogs of Interest

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE
By Clicking Sexy Sue Lyon at the Evel Lounge