Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
It's not a bad film at all it just doesn't match up to the awesomeness of the first two. The whole District 13 thing, after awhile, got boring and dry, but it wasn't all the movie. They tried to make a Hunger Games doppelganger to please fans and I will say that it did well. A couple of character deaths made it sad but good. Snow was finally finished buy then Coin decided to step in and do exactly what they shouldn't have, so she dies. It kind of ends in a little mess, Katniss screws everything up and other people clean it up for her. But it's not bad despite what I previously said.
8 but I wanted to give 9. The deaths of some characters were cliche. Actually, when I looked at the series, all of them died of clichés that died a little early. I can not just call it the cliché of Mags' death. This 4.film took down for me. Apart from that, it was nice to have a similar hunger games.
Also in the similar chats they took every break, the pull down was the beautiful scenes. The end of Snow is an expected ending. After the bombs it was so beautiful that everything was developed outside the lead. Of course, the garden was a stage where the film could be pulled down on the stage. Apart from that, it was an impressive last beautiful series film.
For my review of these two movies, I'm going to be treating them as one movie and copy/pasting this review onto both movies. The only reason why this movie was split into two is because the studio wanted to make money. There is no other logical reason for this nonsense. Plot - This movie isn't very interesting or compelling. The first half is all filler while the second half is a series of semi-violent sequences of poorly choreographed action in between more boring filler. For the most part these movie are very predictable. Anything that is unpredictable is only made so due to the level of stupidity involved. I'm not sure if I can stress enough how much of this movie is boring filler. Characters - None of the actors really care anymore. The guy who plays Haymitch is still enjoyable, but he's a minor character. The characters are all as boring and idiotic and simplistic as they always were.Cinematography - The whole look of this movie is just as bad as the previous movies, but at some points its even worse. There isn't really anything to say about this movie. Its just a load of boring, predictable nonsense.
This is definitely an underrated movie and I feel the reason is because of the bittersweet end. Unfortunately many people don't recognize the undertones of the whole story: - This is a dystopian tragedy with a great degree of realism. - Katniss Everdeen is not a superhero. She is strong-willed but is also very vulnerable. She experiences fear, sorrow and the whole series does not portray her as an invincible hero, which is why I love her character. In fact, she is not given any special treatment by the rebellion forces but is well-respected for being a symbol of the resistance. - President Snow is not your typical all-bad one-dimensional villain. He is a dictator when it comes to his policies towards the districts, but at the same time he genuinely care about the well-being of his proximal subjects, i.e. the people of the Capitol. This is clearly seen when he provided shelter to all Capitol's refugees and despite knowing he lost the war, he stayed in his mansion amongst his people and did not flee. - President coin on the other hand is an antagonist who was introduced as a protagonist. She is smart, cunning and manipulative. She knows that media play a major role in winning the masses and her propaganda machine was the reason she won. - The war wasn't only about power and military might. Tactics and propaganda played a major role. This is why this movie is intelligent. The rebels weren't stronger, but were smarter. - The only thing that bothered me was that Katniss cried to Rue's death more than Prim's. However, I can understand that with everything going on in the aftermath of Capitol's fall, there wasn't much room for sentiments. We do eventually see her break into tears in a moment of silence and loneliness back in her house in district 12. This is one of those movies series that leaves you feeling emptiness after it concludes. You want more but you know there isn't any. It does conclude in an unpredictable yet very satisfactory way, and that is what I love about it. Overall, excellent acting, cinematography, soundtracks, storytelling and attention to details. I am not giving it 10/10 because of some minor flaws here and there.