The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Samir Mehta: “It ruled.”
Although it is slightly a comedown from the masterwork of Catching Fire (that ending still gives chills), I would say that Mockingjay is still an amazing movie that can easily be underrated given its blockbuster nature. Amazing performances and casting all around.
Evie Totty: “It was ok.”
Another cliché where the middle movie is better than the third. Like Empire is the best of the Holy Trilogy. GIVEN THAT. I still loved it. But I can't say 'it ruled' because I didn't have the urge to see it again.Looking forward to the last installment as that has the real meat in it. Go Team Peeta
Scott Hardie: Ugh, I can't wait for Hollywood to get over this trend of splitting the last film of an adapted series in half. It makes each half weaker. There's just not enough material to make this worthwhile. That was true of Harry Potter when I saw it, it sounds like it was also true of Twilight and The Hunger Games, and I expect it to be true of Divergent as well. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won Best Picture as one film; as two films, it would have felt a lot more like the empty, underwhelming Hobbit films. − January 1, 2015 more by Scott
Erik Bates: “It ruled.”
A great set-up for the fun that is about to happen in the final installment (though I do have my concerns about how they're going to handle it). I thoroughly enjoyed the books, though it's been a while since I've read them, so there are a few plot points that I don't remember clearly, which has made for a good series of movies so far.