Hunger Games is a lie of a title of course. None of them games involve … eh. You know where I’m going with that joke. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 stars Jennifer Lawrence as she finishes out her contract and breaths a sigh of relieve that she isn’t attached to a franchise she was probably grateful to have when it started but now is annoyed at as she wants to do movies exclusively with Bradley Cooper that are directed by David O Russell.
This is the synopsis according to whatever studio is producing this:
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen [Jennifer Lawrence] realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
I saw the first one and the second one. They were fine. Lawrence carried them in a way few actors have to carry boring tripe material. I remember reading that it was originally just supposed to be one book but then it made money and so the author, whoever she is, made it into a trilogy. Big Hollywood then took a story that was supposed to be one book and turned it into four movies.
Yeah. I’m sure that last book really needed to be stretched out over two full length films.
I read read a chapter of one of the books at a bookstore once. It wasn’t as bad as the Twilight prose but man it wasn’t good either. Oh well. It’s a tween book to empower girls, not entertain 32 year old men.
Anyways. This will make a lot of money and between this and X-Men Apocalypse, Lawrence will be both involved in and finished with the two franchises she’s most associated with. Here’s The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 trailer:
You know you want to get caught up before this comes out…