Thursday, 17 December 2015

Blogmas Day 17: The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

Hello everyone! So yesterday I went to see The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 with Leanne so Blogmas day 17 will just be about my opinion of it. Just before I get started I want to apologise in advance for tomorrow's post, it's going to be later on in the day than I would like but there's nothing I can do about that.

Anyway, on with the post! We went to the cinema for no particular reason, we just had some time to kill so we just went for it. I read the books ages ago and I've watched all of the films so I figured that I might as well check out the final installment of the franchise. Though, apparently Lionsgate are considering prequels so maybe this isn't the last we'll see of The Hunger Games.

I'm a firm believer in the whole 'books are always better than films' opinion, I just think that films miss out a lot of the finer details that make up the background stories of the characters. I have to say, the film wasn't bad, I daresay that I enjoyed it but I did feel like the book completely overshadowed the film. 

I think, with recent events and things being the way they are, The Hunger Games is quite poignant and the whole rebellion is something that we all have our own opinions on. I'm against oppression but there's a limit to the damage that I think is at an acceptable level. The film stuck to the story line but also addressed quite a few social issues in an intense yet satirical way, the whole set of films have lived up to that image and it's shown multiple dimensions when it comes to the demand of society on both sides.

What I like about The Hunger Games is that Katniss Everdeen is a strong character, with Bella Swan in Twilight she came off as a whiney damsel in distress but Katniss was stubborn and fought for what she believed in. So whilst Twilight was dragged into my review, I will point out that they aren't even in the same league. I don't want to give away too many details but I will say that I quite enjoyed the movie, on the other hand, I did feel like the deaths didn't have as much of an impact on me as character demises in other films - for many of us, nothing will rid the pain of Dobby's death in Harry Potter!

Well, before I end this mini review I'm just going to do the typical cringey blogger thing to do and show you guys what I had to eat before the film. Yet again, I dragged Leanne into Nando's and got my usual order; medium spiced butterfly peri-peri chicken, peri-peri salted chips and corn on the cob. Yummy! Leanne's more picky than me so she just had chips, though, no matter where we go she always has chips so... Oh well. 

Thanks for reading this post, I'd love to know what you think of the film in the comments below. 

6 comments:

  1. Yes! The strong female character who is forever saving the men in her life is what I love so much about this series, although I must admit, I wish she didn't end up with a family and Pieter at the end
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    1. Yeah, I think it was tied off a little bit too nicely at the end. :)

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  2. I really enjoyed the movie but I have yet to read the books so I don't know if i'll love them even more! x

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  3. Go ahead and check them out, I really quite enjoyed them when I was in college! x

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  4. Great post I am a fan of hunger games
    Have a nice day
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    1. Thanks, I'm pleased you enjoyed it. Have a nice day, yourself!

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