“Mockingjay, Part 2” delivers on all levels

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Murray Close. Photo provided by Lions Gate Entertainment.

Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Evan Ross and Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.”

Kensie Walker

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“Mockingjay, Part Two” is a fantastic movie. Real or not real?

Real.

Katniss Everdeen is back again, and this time she won’t stop fighting until it’s over. President Snow refuses to back down, President Coin can’t be trusted, and the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale has become even more complicated.

Though Peeta has finally been liberated from the Capitol, he’s not quite free yet. He’s been turned into some kind of mutt that’s bound and determined to kill Katniss. Unsurprisingly, this puts a bit of a strain on their relationship.

President Snow is as evil as ever, but President Coin, who is supposedly one of the good guys, has become an even bigger problem. While Katniss is fighting to free Panem from Snow’s dictatorship, Coin is working just as hard to become the next ruler with her twisted ways.

Jennifer Lawrence’s performance was absolutely astounding.  The way she captured Katniss’s character is indescribable.  At first, I thought that she was a terrible pick for the main character, but now I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the role.  Though she doesn’t have a very attractive crying face, she shows great emotion throughout the entire movie.

Josh Hutcherson does a great job of playing the sensitive yet determined character of Peeta Mellark.  He also does a fantastic job of playing the insane and murderous Peeta in this movie.  The fact that he could play one character with so many distinct emotions in one movie is amazing. Not only does he do a phenomenal job at playing his character, he and Jennifer Lawrence also have exceptional on-screen chemistry.

As a dedicated fan of the “Hunger Games” books, I would have to say that this is probably the best movie of the four in terms of how well it matched up with the book. The producers really tried their hardest to keep the movie as close to the book as they could, considering the absolute catastrophe the first movie was.

I found it very unfortunate that the character Delly, who was Peeta’s childhood friend, was left out. In my opinion, her small role in the book was actually very important. Other than her exclusion, there really wasn’t one key scene in the book that was left out of the movie. It was exactly as I imagined it as a reader.

The movie was thrilling and emotional, and I couldn’t have taken my eyes off the screen even if I tried. So, if you plan on seeing this movie in theaters, definitely take a bathroom break beforehand because you won’t want to miss a single second.