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The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

Preceded by: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Succeeded by: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

Director:
Francis Lawrence
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Sci-Fi/War

NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
RUNNING TIME
123 minutes
Producer:
Nina Jacobson
Jon Kilik
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Suzanne Collins):
Danny Strong
Peter Craig


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Katniss Everdeen Jennifer Lawrence
Peeta Mellark Josh Hutcherson
Gale Hawthorne Liam Hemsworth
Haymitch Abernathy Woody Harrelson
Effie Trinket Elizabeth Banks -
President Alma Coin Julianne Moore
Plutarch Heavensbee Philip Seymour Hoffman
Beetee Latier Jeffrey Wright
Caesar Flickerman Stanley Tucci -
President Snow Donald Sutherland
Primrose Everdeen Willow Shields -
Finnick Odair Sam Claflin -
Johanna Mason Jena Malone -
Annie Cresta Stef Dawson -

 

Review

If you were among those who thought the actual Hunger Games contest in the first film were just a tedious distraction necessary to get into the real dealings of power struggles and static geopolitical tension, then this third installment in the franchise should be of your liking. This picture is like watching news reports from The Cold War: You get the occasional skirmish and development, but mostly you're just watching characters boasting about their various types of power. And as if that wasn't enough, the "Part 1" subtitle delivers exactly as promised; the film offers no real ending, merely an intermission. The actors try to get through it all by resorting to posing more than acting, none more so than Liam Hemsworth who treats his role basically as a model shoot.

Copyright 14.02.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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