Joel's 100 movies in 2015: Hunger Games - Mockinjay Part 1

 

14. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Watched 3/30/15

The whole series thus far has been more interesting to me in book form than on film, but with the final two entries, they've hit the part of the story that really deserves to be expanded a bit. 

In many ways the whole series has been and is about propaganda. This film finally leans fully into that, discussing and examining all the people and roles responsible for crafting such campaigns. 

Even if they don't stick the landing on this franchise, it will all have been worth it for the "discovery" of Jennifer Lawrence!

4 stars