The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Movie Review -- 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sets Up the Final Chapter

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As another holiday season approaches, another film in The Hunger Games saga attempts to satisfy fans of Suzanne Collins’ popular book series. For full disclosure’s sake, I have never so much as flipped through the pages of Collins’ source material. Yet, I have seen all three movies to date, and am curiously but patiently awaiting the next and presumably final conclusion to the film series. As someone who has never read the novels, I like to think it puts me in a unique position to view and review the film: I have no anticipation and preoccupation with the film’s potential faithfulness to book events and portrayal...