Written June 26, 2016
If you're a fan of the books, or if you liked the first movie, you're obviously going to go watch this movie, if you haven't already. But let me tell you, as much as the books were an emotional roller coaster ride, they don't quite compare to when you're watching it all happen on the big screen.
This movie is pretty epic in its own right, but not as much as the first one. Instead, it focuses more on setting the stage for the real battle. It has a lot of action towards the end, but you'll have to wait through about an hour or so of pure character-driven story; which isn't a bad thing. The actors really bring their A-Game to this movie, especially Jennifer Lawrence. And the special effects really made the world in this movie pop.
Personally, I feel this movie was a bit dark and depressing for the kids, or the kids at heart. But then, it is a part of the series, so I guess the little ones will have to sit through it if they want to find out what happens at the end.
Written February 03, 2014
As so often occurs when a movie is adapted from a popular book, there was something missing from the final theatre version: scenes, plot development, context, character development to name a few. I hope part three is more complete.
Written December 28, 2013
I really enjoyed this second part of the trilogy of Catniss. Though It wasn't as violent (gruesome) as the first movie, it was definitely exciting. Some new characters are introduced as well. Jennifer Lawrence is just a good as she was in the first one. The ending leaves you hanging (of course) so you will definitely want to see the next one. :-) Can't wait for number 3.
Written June 25, 2016
Wow, I could not even think they would be able to capture this story so well. Better than the first one. The audience applauded and cheered, made me want to re-read the trilogy again.
Written November 25, 2013
The movie was absolutely horrible. I expected so much more. I couldn't believe how much time was spent leading up to the actual games....then it was over as quick as it began.
I couldn't wait for this movie and I am sooooo disappointed.