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Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who has brought an end to the games and stirred up a hornet's nest of unrest in the process, is now in District 13. It is headed by President Alma Coin (Moore). Plutarch (Hoffmann) and Coin tell a shell-shocked Katniss that she needs to be the face of the revolution (the Mockingjay) that will overthrow the Capitol.
From the rubble of the 75th Hunger Games, it is only Katniss, Beetee (Wright) and Finnick Odair (Clafin) who end up in the relative safe haven that is District 13. It is also a hotbed for revolution. Katniss is clearly traumatized by what she has been through and has nightmares about her past experiences. Nonetheless, she is often reminded of her heroism and is told that she has (seemingly, whether she likes it or not) been the galvanizing factor for a mass movement among the people in D13.
Katniss is however more concerned about the fate of Peeta (Hutcherson), who she still loves. She is distressed to find out that Peeta is being used by President Coriolanus Snow (Sutherland) for propaganda purposes. Broadcasts are made from the Capitol showing Peeta tearfully denouncing the rebellion and urging the fighters to put down their arms. While many, including Gale Hawthorne (Hemsworth) denounce Peeta as a traitor and a coward, Katniss is moved to tears as she knows he is a victim of coercion.
Nonetheless, Katniss is being groomed to be the "best dressed revolutionary" according to her stylist Effie Trinket (Banks) who in a moment of blithe honesty reminds the former that "Everyone's either going to want to kiss you, kill you or be you." Katniss is taken to the devastated District 12, where it is hoped that the destruction she sees will enrage her.
The film is a buildup. Colours in D13 as opposed to in the colourful Capitol are deliberately drab and performances, restrained. This is meant to highlight the contrast between the two zones. While it is not as fast-paced as its predecessors, this is however, essential for fans of the series.
This is the shortest film in The Hunger Games series of films with a running time of only 2 hours and 3 minutes.
While filming in the sewerage pipes, Jennifer had a coking fit due to the dry ice smoke used in the scene.
Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays Plutarch Heavensbee tragically died with about one week's shoot still left.
His scenes were then finished with a lot of camera tricks and digital special effects.
Julianne Moore's children who are huge fans of the book convinced her to sign on for the role of Alma Coin.
The film was shot under the pseudo name Seashore to prevent spoilers.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is the first film in The Huger Games series to have been shot digitally.
Natalie Dormer actually shaved half of her hair while shooting for the role of Cressida.
Francis Lawrence convinced Natalie to not shave off her entire hair, a feat she was more than willing to do.
Jennifer Lawrence had shorter hair and has worn a wig for her role as Katniss.
Katniss has been rescued along with Beetee and Odair from the last Hunger Games. They are now in District 13 and recuperating from their past experiences. District 13 is by and large an underground fortress. It has its own missile defense systems against aircraft raiders and has its own life support systems. It is basically an underground fortress. Katniss thankfully gets to meet her mother and younger sister Prim, who loves her fluffy pet cat. That aside, she is soon introduced to the head of District 13, who is President Alma Coin. Coin is dour, to the point and wastes not time in telling Katniss that she is the face of the revolution, or rebellion, as they so gently put it. But it is easier said than done. Because the revolution has a secret weapon. Peeta has been brainwashed by the Capitol philosophy. However, Katniss is still enraged and outraged when she visits her old home - District 12 - and sees the devastation that has been inflicted on it. Coin and company have been trying to get Katniss to give a soundbyte or two for the benefit of the people who look up to her. She was unable to do so previously. But when Katniss sees the Capitol's ships bombing hospitals, she speaks her heart out about the tyranny of the Capitol's way of doing things. She is reluctant and always remains so, but she agrees to become the Mockingbird as long as Peeta is given pardon. The revolution begins in spurts when strikers in District 7 kill an entire team of Peacekeepers (soldiers from the Capitol) in the forest with hidden land mines and a rebel demolition team destroys a huge dam that provides the Capitol forces with electricity for their city. This forces the Capitol powers to use temporary electricity generators, which in turn weakens their broadcasting and surveillance capabilities because their energy resources are limited.
Katniss again sees Peeta spouting the same 'give up your guns' propaganda. But suddenly, at the end of his final broadcast, Peeta has an episode of recollection when he figures out that Katniss is watching him, that he must warn them of an impending attack that can wipe out the revolution. District 13 however survives a massive attack from the Capitol's bombers. Coin realises that the bombers are just looking for their defenses and orders them to just stay quiet. She later dispatches an elite special forces team, which includes Gale, to rescue Peeta. Their move is successful. However, when Katniss goes to greet Peeta, he unexpectedly attacks and strangles her into unconsciousness. Katniss wakes up in the medical facility, and is informed that Peeta has been 'hijacked' âbrainwashed into wanting to kill Katniss through aversion therapy. Meanwhile, Coin announces the successful rescue of the Victors, and that the fight will now reach the Capitol.
One of the most awaited Hollywood flick The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 released to mixed reviews.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in lead, the film is an adrenaline pumping visualization of the book with the same name.
Let's take a look at what the audience has to say on Twitter...
A positive tweet
I don't understand people who don't like hunger games I mean it's one of those movies that you can apply to real life
First off - and keeping the various Transformers movies in mind - this doesn't seem like a movie that Michael Bay would have directed. But the minute the explosions and gunfire commences, you will know that yes, this is indeed his film. He is after all, a pro at making things blow up in style.