Sometimes in Hollywood, there’s nothing more difficult than having to create a faithful adaptation of a beloved book series. While the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings films were able to set the example in way, not many other franchises have been able to balance the same tightrope of being faithful to the source material, while also creating a well-made and solid series of films
The Hunger Games franchise has been one of the few since the previously mentioned properties that seems to have been received just as well by critics as it has been by the fans. While The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 drew criticism for drawing out the franchise’s conclusion longer than it maybe should have, the series is quickly marching towards one hell of a finale with this Fall’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
A new poster for the final film in the franchise was released online earlier today and features Katniss finally accepting her symbol as the Mockingjay. Check it out below:
“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 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.”
Audiences have been able to guess a pretty general version of what the Hunger Games climax would look like. So while it’s no surprise that the film will be all about Katniss and her rebellion finally taking on President Snow in the Capitol, it looks like the filmmakers and creative team have been working to add surprising new events and action sequences for both book readers and moviegoers as well.
The Mockingjay novel was the least well-received book of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, mostly for its startingly cold narrative and perspective. While it was able to capture the pure shock and numbness that can come with those participating in wartime conditions, it also distanced some of the readers from the actual story of the novel, and almost got too chaotic and sudden for some. Hopefully though, the setup in Mockingjay Part 1 will be able to pave the way for the action and emotional conclusion of Part 2 that fans are hoping for.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is set to hit theatres on November 20th.
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