After the Harry Potter film franchise made such big waves for over a decade both financially and critically, audiences began to see a new wave of popular YA novels being adapted for the silver screen – as studios hoped to capture the same kind of magic as the previous successes. No franchise has had quite the critical acclaim following the Potter films as the Hunger Games movies have though. Based on the beloved novels by Suzanne Collins, and featuring incredible performances from actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman, and more – the franchise has managed to capture and enthrall millions of audiences around the world.
The series is set to come to an end in just a few short months however, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and will finally close out the tense battle between Katniss’ rebellion and the Capitol, led by President Snow. While Mockingjay Part 1 seemed to divide audiences between those who loved it, and those who were bored by it, the finale will hopefully make up for any of the prolonged set up that its predecessor contained, and deliver on the cinematic possibilities that its conclusion offers.
A new trailer for Mockingjay Part 2 was revealed online earlier today, and puts a spotlight on the relationship between Katniss and Prim, highlighting Katniss’ journey throughout the previous three films. Check out the official trailer down below:
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
“With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin], and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.”
The Mockingjay novel seemed to be the least-loved book out of them all, and it’ll be interesting to see how director Francis Lawrence and the rest of the creative team are planning on not only raising the cinematic quality of the finale (something many readers thought the book was lacking), while also managing to stay entirely faithful to the source material. Judging by how dark the franchise has gone up until this point, I don’t think there will be many changes to the ending overall, but what happens in between looks like it might surprise both moviegoers and book readers alike.
With the revolution nearing its end – things are about to come to a head in the Hunger Games world, and now all audiences will have to do is sit and watch the fallout.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is set to hit theatres later this year on November 20th.
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