This week, along with a very crowded theater full of people, I got to watch a sneak preview of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay, Part 1.
Just like the book, third installment is intense. Surprisingly it is more intense than the other two movies thus far.
Mocking Jay picks up right where Catching Fire ended, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is now in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. And in very odd matching jump suits, too. Thankfully, you can count on Hamish and Effie for some comedic relief amongst the intensity.
In District 13 (which everybody thought was gone) and under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss is convinced to become the Mocking Jay. Katniss becomes the symbol and “leader” of the revolution against the the Capital. She spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) as well as keep her sister, mother and Gale alive. The nation and the districts are tired of the rule and are moved by her courage. The rise up and fight!
In Part 1, you also hear Katniss sing which inspires the movement of another district to cause damage to their contribution to the Capital’s “supplies”.
My favorite scene is when Katniss really gets it and she’s totally moved by what is happening. She’s not going to lay down anymore. She knows that she has to fight because everybody is looking to her. The “fire is catching!” Catch part of that dialog to President Snow in this video!
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Before heading to Mocking Jay, I made sure to play catch up and refresh myself on the previous movie line by watching Catching Fire. It had been a while since I both read the book and saw the movie, so I wanted to make sure I remembered where things left off. I wanted to catch Hunger Games as well, but it is no longer streaming (you can do the DVD if you also have the DVD subscription.
And, if you want to get to know the people behind the characters a little more, check out Chase the Stars which you can stream right to your device.
I can’t believe we have to wait an entire year to see The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2. But, if you stay through the end of Part 1 and the credits, you do get a little glimpse of what’s to come. And, of course, hear everybody whistle like a Mocking Jay in the audience.
If you’ve seen The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, I would definitely head out and see Mocking Jay: Part 1. If you haven’t, make sure you catch up on Netflix so you know the whole storyline!
Have you seen MOCKINGJAY yet? What was your favorite part so far? If not, are you headed to see it soon?
I attended a press preview of Mocking Jay and have been provided a subscription to Netflix. All thoughts are my own!