Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mockingjay Part 1

I paid money to see the first two Hunger Games flicks down at the Jax Jr.  They were very good.  This one, by mail from Netflix, not so much.  Katniss Everdean is no longer a combat heroine fighting thru the games.  She is now reduced to a spokesman (woman) for the resistance.  She is being manipulated some what against her will, by a couple of old resistance fuds.  Peeta has been taken by President Snow's republic and is speaking on TV to support the Republic.  Just how this attitude reversal happens is never made clear.  Peeta and Katniss never meet face to face in this movie.  Katniss seldom takes any action of her own volition, mostly she is maneuvered here and there. 
   The movie runs slow, long periods of Katniss looking moody but not doing anything.

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