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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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Name: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (AKA the end of this whole thing)

Release date: November 2015

Dramatis Personae: If you don’t already know this one, I suggest you go back and watch the first three movies. Although the last one is for revision purposes only… even for hardcore fans it was a bit of a grind.

Agreed. In fact, you’re going to have to remind us where we are. Well, there’s a rebellion going on. Katniss Everdeen, who shows few signs of upgrading her bow and arrow, her whiny half-boyfriend, half-pet Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne are in the middle of a struggle to overthrow the regime of President Snow. The last we saw was Peeta being rescued from the Capitol after he’d been tortured as a lure to Katniss. However, moral scruples abound as Gale begins to suggest some pretty questionable ways to win battles.

So, expect more Dawson’s Creek-style furrowed brows… It does seem to be all doom and disaster right now. There’s also – stands on massive spoiler tightrope – a major incident with one of the principal characters. Let the earnestness begin!

Please tell me we’re going to be seeing more than just a sob fest… Well, director Francis Lawrence has called this “the most violent” of the franchise. And with the rebellion continuing, and an epic climax to look forward to, there are plenty of arrows, swords, knives, odd-looking spears, and the rest of it, flying around.

In amongst the three-fingered-saluting, will we see an end to the Gale-Peeta rivalry? Yep. Katniss finally chooses who her dystopian-society-true-love is. After she’s done with the rebellion, of course. A girl’s got her priorities.

In a nutshell: Game over. Finally.

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