The Hunger Games Mockingjay is the first part of the finale. With the success of 2013’s ‘Catching Fire’ which was the previous chapter was such an amazing surprise as well as was so pleasant for audience that they were expecting the same amount of action, thrill and drama in this ‘Part 1’. Although the movie opened up with a big bang but what audience felt after watching the movie flipped the coin.
It has been a trend to divide the final chapter into two parts for the sake of money or for the sake of making audience want more out of curiosity, and no doubt it has worked for many for example, Twilight, Harry Potter, etc. it is not wrong if one tries to hold onto the good times and good money but sometimes this idea backfires. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a perfect example. Instead of pleasing the audience and making them curious, this movie disappointed them as the movie seemed just a stretch. Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the movie played by Jenifer Lawrence after surviving Hunger Games twice finds herself in District 13 in Part 1. As she fights for Peeta, she becomes rebellious and stands against Capitol under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore). The movie doesn’t make the character of Katiness grow which was pretty much expected but it is just the extension of the previous part or you can say a long preview of the upcoming and final part. The overall extension of the finale into two parts was not a good idea. Directed by Francis Lawrence, audience expected a lot from this science fiction, adventurous and action drama thriller. Despite of the tremendous collections of $641 million with the budget of $ 125 million, the question remains unanswered, was it justified to divide the finale into two parts?