Review of ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ on Nerd Bastards

???????????????When it comes to Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games movies, I’ve always tried to read the source material before seeing the movie, and from that perspective I have to say, reading the Hunger Games finale really messed my up. In stark contrast to the last Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, and its almost ridiculously sweet happy ending, Mockingjay doesn’t just end on a down note, it ends on a devastating note.

But that will hit at the end of Mockingjay – Part 2, or at least I hope it will. In the meantime, I think Mockingjay – Part 1 is an interesting and compelling film in its own right that deals with very adult themes of violence, freedom, sacrifice, and, more specifically, the fog of war and the manipulation of symbols to inspire the population to fight. Structurally, unlike a lot of final movie in two parts, it felt like a complete film, a complete story, and it definitely leaves you wanting more. Sadly though, that won’t be until November 2015.

Read my review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 here.

About Adam A. Donaldson

When he’s not the main/only contributor to Guelph Politico, Adam A. Donaldson also contributes to as their city hall columnist and co-hosts a political and current affairs show on CFRU 93.3 fm called “Open Sources Guelph.” When not being political, Adam co-hosts the movies and pop culture show “End Credits“, and as a freelance writer he has contributed to various papers, periodicals and websites including Nerd Bastards, We Got This Covered, the Guelph Mercury, the Waterloo Region Record, Press+1, Lucid Forge, and Women’s Post. Adam was also named one of the Guelph Mercury’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 for his work with Ed Video Media Arts Centre.
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