Full Movie Reviews
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/15/2016
Jennifer Lawrence' Präsenz und die Leistung der Darsteller-Riege um sie herum retten Mockingjay Part I. Der technisch gesehen erste Teil des letzten Parts ist der bis dahin trostloseste und düsterste der ohnehin schon dunklen Serie. Die Schauspieler bekommen aber vom Franchise kaum Luft zu atmen, geschweige denn ihren Figuren etwas Tiefe zu verleihen (wir müssen uns eben damit begnügen, dass Jennifer Lawrence einfach von sich aus wirkt). Der neueste Trend: Möglichst viele Szenen der Literaturvorlage zu bebildern, um maximale Gewinne einzustreichen. Dazu gehört die Idee, des ersten Teils vom dritten (oder so ähnlich). Die Geschichte setzt ein, während unsere Helden bereits im Untergrund operieren. Mockingjay I lebt auch wieder von der milden Medienkritik und bietet einen Hauch von …
Yojimbo - wrote on 08/27/2015
Katniss joins with the rebels of District 13 in their underground bunker and volunteers to become the face of the revolution in an attempt to counter President Snow's propaganda. Although it ended very abruptly, Catching Fire did whet my appetite for what was to come, which unfortunately served only to make Mockingjay Part One even more of a disappointment. Reminding me rather of a lot of the second Matrix film, the third instalment of The Hunger Games similarly gets rather carried away with its own formula while at the same time barely moving the plot along at all. The revolution and Capitol attack on the rebel base both happen off-screen and the action centrepiece of the film that replaces the "games" sequence of the previous films occurs in almost complete darkness. There is also …
smeagol - wrote on 02/24/2015
I'm probably the only one here that thought this movie was really boring.
The main problem with these movies is it just doesn't seem real. you dont believe it, the quest to make you think theres death and danger is so over the top its like twilight in the fact that a lot is said but not much happens.
and how many times did they say mocking jay in this movie. really over the top. yes i get the message i dont need it relayed a hundred times more.
i wasn't that keen on the first hunger games i quite liked the last one but just as it was getting good it ended, and again for a film called hunger games no one dies.
This movie was boring. i cant think of one interesting thing that happened. it was really corny as well with the whole videoing her to show to the people. really corny.
i dont …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/07/2014
With this being part 1 of a two-part Mockingjay ending, and with everyone saying this is more of a "filler" than the supposed action-packed finale, my expectations were a bit tempered going in to the film. That being said, while it doesn't reach the strengths of Catching Fire, it also didn't feel like a needless entry. Thanks to some key performances, a few nuanced moments and some snazzy settings - Mockingjay Part 1 keeps the Hunger Games tradition alive and well, even if breaking it up still seems like a somewhat greedy approach.
We open pretty much where we left off - Katniss has been taken to District 13 where she recovers, her mother, sister and Gale are all there too. But this Katniss is a bit different than the "girl on fire" that Plutarch Heavensbee and President Alma Coin …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/25/2014
Remember Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, were nothing really exciting happens in that movie, and the movie has a slow paste run time and they try to save the all the exciting and awesome parts in part 2, and now we got Mockingjay and I can happily say that Mockingjay is a little better than Deathly Hallows Part 1, but it does lack of the two parter thing and this movie is not near from perfect.
Mockingjay Part 1 continues the story has Katniss Everdeen along with Peeta Mellark, and a handful of other survivors, have successfully escaped the Quarterquell thanks to helps from Haymitch Abernathy and former gamemaster Plutarch Heavensbee. But escaping is just the start, as Katniss finds herself having to embrace the symbol she has become to the people of Panem - a symbol of …
Snoogans - wrote on 11/23/2014
Having read this series, I didn't think 'Mockingjay' would benefit from being adapted into two films. However, to my surprise, the film fares better than the novel. I was not the biggest fan of the trilogy's finale. I had some issues with the first half. 'Part 1' fixes those issues I had. It expands on the political elements and spends more time on character development. This leads to stronger emotional involvement, as the stakes raise to substantial highs. I like how the story unfolds at a semi-slow pace, letting the pieces of this revolution provide serious build-up. Because of this, it borderlines on being a war film. This is a more refined and mature sequel that most will not be expecting. The only main drawback is the fact that the entire film is build-up with little …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 11/23/2014
I am officially a fan of the Hunger Games series. I’m not one to become entranced by popular movie trends (see my arguably illogical hatred of super-heroes and Disney’s Frozen for evidence.) Yet for better or for worse I’m buying these Hunger Games movies in a big way, and you better believe that I’ll be at the theater this time next year for the series conclusion.
So does that mean that I give this new entry into the series, awkwardly named The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the same endorsement that I gave its predecessor in my last best of the rest? Well yes and no. The third Hunger Games movie is as frustrating as it is exhilarating, and it is in equal parts a cinematic abomination and an inspiration. It stands out as an example for other young people’s …
Indyfreak - wrote on 11/22/2014
On the one hand, it's nowhere near as bad as I thought it was gonna be considering how they cynically decided to split the last book into 2 movies solely for monetary gain.
But on the other, while the film does take its time developing the characters alittle better there is little action and adventure compared to the previous installments in the series. It's probably the talkiest young-adult blockbuster yet produced.
Ironically, Mockingjay Par 1 is the most expensive Hunger Games movie yet and it shows with the more polished visuals and grander scale. It's a shame there's not enough spectacle to show it off more. Hopefully, as with the last Harry Potter movie, Part 1 is just a warm-up for the high-energy finale that everyone's been waiting for.
Oh yea, I bet you're wondering about …