The Mockingjay, Part 1

The third installment of The Hunger Games movie franchise is brought to life in Part 1 of its third novel.

The third installment of The Hunger Games movie franchise is brought to life in Part 1 of its third novel.

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

Release Date: Nov. 21, 2014

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Francis Lawrence

Writing Credits: Danny Strong, Peter Craig, Suzanne Collins

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin

Our Rating: A

After the complete destruction of the annual Hunger Games in Catching Fire, Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) finds herself in the supposedly nonexistent District 13. Now serving as the secret base of operations, the district inspires Katniss and the rest of the rebelling districts to build up their forces, stand up against the Capitol, and rescue Peeta (Hutcherson).

The Hunger Games trilogy is made up of three young adult novels written by Suzanne Collins; it follows the main protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, and her daily life in a corrupted civilization that annually pins teenagers against one another in a fight to the death. All three of the books have received corresponding movies, while the current installment is getting a two-part movie.

“I am really looking forward to seeing part one. It would have been nice to be one complete movie instead of two parts, but I think one year is an acceptable wait,” freshman Rachel Gerchakov said.

From the minute the first teaser trailer for Mockingjay, Part 1 was released, people could already tell that it was going to be a big hit; it actually accumulated a whopping 18,158,081 views. It is highly unlikely that the movie will not be a hit because of the previous films’ spectacular box office performances.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is a great movie to see with both family and friends alike. Full of excitement, action, drama and romance, the film itself was originally written by Suzanne Collins. Danny Strong, the screenwriter, broadens the possibilities for all different types of moviegoers to receive inevitable enjoyment out of this truly amazing movie.