'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1', the most awaited movie of the year released in the Indian theatres today and we are so amped! The third installment of the blockbuster The Hunger Games series that released last week in the international markets had the biggest opening of the year with US $ 123 Million at the weekend box office.
The story now accelerates to new, exhilarating levels as the futuristic chronicle of Katniss Everdeen enters into a new realm. The Games may have been obliterated for good, but the fight to survive is about to intensify. Faced with the most daunting odds - and watched by the eyes of a hopeful nation - Katniss must put into motion courage, strength and empowerment against the all-powerful Capitol. There’s going to be loss, violence, and betrayal at every turn. Here, we list down 5 top reasons why you need to watch this movie this weekend!
A strong female lead that you’re both rooting for and worried about. Our Katniss who is shell-shocked from the last Hunger Games, still recovering from lost love and nightmares, and now she’s being thrown into war again! Panem is a war zone and Katniss reluctantly takes on the role of Mockingjay and becomes the symbol of the revolution. Lawrence seamlessly displays the conflicting emotions and embodies this complex character to perfection.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The film is dedicated in the loving memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman who played Plutarch Heavensbee. He plays a pivotal part in the movie and takes his role to new depths. The actor died of a drug overdose while the final two films were still in production. Hoffman’s performance is worth watching.
Effie Trinket makes a welcome appearance
While Elizabeth Banks' flamboyant character is not in the 3rd book, producers took creative liberty and beefed up her role. Effie has a new look and provides a levity and comic relief to a dark and moody masterpiece.
Julianne Moore as President Coin
It doesn't matter what she is doing, it's inevitable that all her fans will always love her. In Mockingjay Part 1, Ms. Moore takes on the role of District 13’s President Alma Coin, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol. Her execution of the powerful character is flawless and compelling.
The movie is an absolute visual delight. The special effects and atmospherics make for a very good view. The flamboyance and futuristic gadgets of the Capitol and the District 13’s austere atmosphere is well crafted and filmed.