Mockingjay Movie Review

So I'm back from seeing Mockingjay Part 1, and my initial thoughts ate that I really enjoyed it! For any of you who don't know, Mockingjay is my least favorite of the books so I was kind of cautious going into this movie but it surpassed my expectations!

First, can we talk about that acting! Jennifer Laurence did an AMAZING job and her chemistry with Liam was great too! While Gale is not my favorite, I really liked getting to see their relationship grow and the two of them bond. Josh Hutcherson also did a great job of making you sympathize for his character.

This movie also had a ton of character development! I feel like since everyone is just in a new situation (district 13) it causes their character to grow and develop. I can’t wait to see that continue in Part 2, as well as see more of my favorite characters!

Another thing I really loved in this movie was the score. I normally don’t notice score in movies (and that’s something I’m trying to get better at) but I definitely noticed the score in Mockingjay. It really added emotion and intensity to scenes. I also really loved the Hanging Tree song. I know fans love that part from the book so it was nice to see it included in the movie. The song also added a lot to specific scenes.

The only thing I didn’t really like was that the movie was almost all build up and no pay off. There was some pay off, but not much. Granted this was to be expected since it’s only part 1 but it’s still a negative.

So that’s all I have to say! Have y’all seen Mockingjay yet? What did you think about it? Did you like this full movie review?

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