Ben Oliver

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Tonight, turn your weapons to the Capitol! Turn your weapons to Snow!
07 May 2016

The last instalment in the franchise. This time Katniss and her buddies try to topple the creatively titled capital city, The Capitol.

The previous film in the series struggled to really get off the ground, there’s no such trouble here as we follow the rebels through the stages of mounting an assault. Katniss finally has a bit of purpose and the pacing of the story gets back on track. She gets to go from ISIS recruiter to combatant.

However, Part 2 holds no surprises in store, which is a shame. It’s well made and of course there are some strong performances, but the final pay off is weak and predictable.

If you haven’t already called time on the franchise there might be something for you in this. For the rest of us, this film winds up a story in an orderly but boring fashion. Far from diabolical, but it comes nowhere near to cashing in on the potential we saw in the first and second films.

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