I’ve read all the Hunger Games books and am absolutely in love with them, the first film I thought was amazing and then I was super excited to see the second one. I was right to be excited as well, it was so great. I went and saw it with my boyfriend and his family, as they also all love it and we saw the first together, we watched it at a different cinema to the normal ones and I quite liked it, loads of corridors with movie props which is something I think is nice, as places like Planet Hollywood with all their props are just so awesome. Anyway, the actual film was incredible, with my favourite scene being the one of Mags’s death (sorry for the spoiler) as it was a moment I cried at in both of the book and the film as it was pure selfless sacrifice and knowing her relationship with Finnick it just makes it all the more sad.
I always feel the sad scenes of films are the best purely because they are the most powerful, so of course that would have been my favourite, and I am really excited for all of the next film. This one is left on a bit of a cliff hanger with you not knowing what is going on, and despite actually knowing as I’ve read it all, I am still super excited how it pans out on film. Something I felt was missing from this film though was Beetee and Wiress being a bit more impactful as characters, but then I did read the books quite a while ago and I do personally always get way more attached in books than films anyway, so maybe that was just me.
It was all great though, another of my favourite bits actually being the desperateness to Katniss in this one, it is no longer just about survival, it is them versus the capital and I think that really showed, especially when Katniss and Peeta are separated by the walls, with that desperate look upon her face. I would recommend not just this film, but the first and the books to pretty much anyone, as it has so much; action, romance, war in a sense, it is all there and all fits together perfectly. Anyone reading this have a different favourite scene?