The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is an American epic science fiction war film. It was directed by Francis Lawrence and the screenplay was given by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. The movie was the fourth and final installment in The Hunger Games film series, and the sequel of two films based on the novel Mockingjay as the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy was written by Suzanne Collins. The movie was produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik and it was distributed by Lionsgate productions. The first installment of the Mockingjay adaptation, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, was released on November 21, 2014.
The cast of the movie consisted of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow, Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair, Jena Malone as Johanna Mason, Jeffrey Wright as Beetee Latier, Natalie Dormer as Cressida, Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen, Mahershala Ali as Boggs, Patina Miller as Commander Paylor, Stef Dawson as Annie Cresta, Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen ,Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Meta Golding as Enobaria, Wes Chatham as Castor, Elden Henson as Pollux, Evan Ross as Messalla, Gwendoline Christie as Commander Lyme, Michelle Forbes as Lieutenant Jackson, Omid Abtahi as Homes and Misty and Kim Ormiston as Leeg 1 and Leeg 2.
The plot of the movie follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival. Upon this realization, she starts teaming up with her thickest friends, which includes Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick so they can embark on the final mission. As they collectively go across District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem. The plot revolves around the group as they assassinate President Snow, who is Katinss’s ultimate enemy obsessed upon her destruction. The group of protagonists moves through the savage land unknown of what lies ahead with difficulties such as fatal ambushes, ruthless enemies and moral choices that will finally conclude the future of millions.
The movie received generally positive views from the critics, with praise and admiration aimed directly at the awe-inspiring action sequences and beautiful performances by the cast throughout the movie. Lawrence was specially admired for the first rate acting and appearances. However, the movie was criticized for the source material being split for two different adaptations. Nevertheless, many critics found the movie to be a very proper and conclusive finale to the Hunger Games series.
On the Box Office
By the date of November 24, 2015, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 had grossed $122.6 million in North America and $144.5 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $267.1 million, against a budget of $160 million. The worldwide opening of the movie earned $247.2 million, making it the twenty fourth biggest opening of all time.