Mocking Jay review

Gracie Deichler, opinion editor

Realizing the odds are no longer in her favor, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) must do everything in her power just to survive.

After Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson)  both come home alive from the deadly annual Hunger Games, Katniss is put in the public eye. After President Snow (Donald Sutherland) decides that Katniss’s stunt was too much, he decides to send previous winners into the arena. Yet again, Peeta and Katniss are forced to fight to the death against 20 other previous winners. In the third movie Katniss and rebels are forced to go into hiding and devise a plan to attack the Capitol (the control center of Panem).

Now, Katniss Everdeen must team up with her closest friends, Peeta, Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Finnick (Sam Claflin) for the biggest mission in the entire series. Together, the team leaves District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow.

From a review standpoint, the lighting was a little on the dark side, but the overall set design and effects were amazing. Between the editing of the entire arena and overall destruction of Panem, the editing captures every avid fan’s dream. The acting from characters was great. As always, Lawrence brought new depth to her character by bringing small details written in the book to the big screen, as well as mesmerizing you with her very clear chemistry with Hemsworth and Hutcherson. Luckily for fans and movie producers, the movie stuck close to the books with character development and tragic losses.

Overall, I’d give the movie 8 out of ten bow and arrows.