Whether you like it or not, The Hunger Games franchise is coming to a close in just two months. For the past few years, the series of films have given us a fresh and exciting take on the dystopian/sci-fi world. But now we get to see what all those stories have been building towards and how Katniss and the rebellion finish their fight against the Capitol and President Snow.
The trailers (minus that “why are you showing that?!” Prim trailer) have let us know that Mockingjay – Part 2 will be exactly what we’ve always hoped for, an epic conclusion that has surprised us from the beginning. And if it does stay true to its source material, it’ll be much more than just epic, as the back-half of the book is basically an all-out war with blood shed left and right. Now for viewing purposes, don’t expect to see all kinds of gore and what not, but you can expect to see some big action sequences.
EW has released a bunch of new images (as well as their cover for Mockingjay – Part 2), and they don’t only tease some of those big action sequences I was speaking of above, but they also give us a look into the beauty of the world of Panem director Francis Lawrence and his crew have created.
I’ve said it before, I’ve become very fond of this franchise. I was happily surprised by the first film, but my love for it came from Catching Fire and the success that film was able to accomplish. I wasn’t as much of a fan of Mockingjay – Part 1 as many others due to it’s shaky pace and almost annoying moments, but I knew at the time that its job was to set up Mockingjay – Part 2. I’m crossing my fingers that Lawrence and his cast and crew are able capitalize on the decision to split the final book into two films. I’ll admit it, I’m expecting this to be the franchises best film; here’s to hoping it doesn’t disappoint.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hits theaters on November 20th, 2015. Directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Mahershala Ali, Gwendoline Christie, and Donald Sutherland.