We left off Mockingjay Part I with District 13 rescuing Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, along with the other victors. Peeta had been given tracker jacker venom, which brings on extreme pain, hallucinations and sometimes death, which caused him to be the capitol’s weapon against Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence.
Mockingjay Part II starts exactly where the first part ended. District 13 attempts to help Peeta by showing him an innocent, yet familiar, face. Primrose Everdeen, played by Willow Shields, is brought into the room with Peeta, and she tries to explains to him what has happened. He stays calm, but is still convinced Katniss is behind it all. The district agrees Peeta is a step closer to healing, but still has a long way to go.
The district is getting ready to raid capitol, but Katniss is informed she cannot go. Katniss wants to go, so she sneaks into the plane to go to the capitol and kill President Snow herself. She gets there and meets with the other soldier, and no one is surprised she snuck her way to the capitol because killing President Snow is what she has been working on after the second Hunger Games she has been in.
They are ready for war, but the capitol has booby traps everywhere. The team carefully gets by most of them, but they did lose people throughout, including Finnick Odair, another Hunger Games victor, played by Sam Claflin. With all the booby traps, President Snow thinks that the team is dead and sends out a message to everyone saying this. District 13 gets those messages and comes to the capitol, bombing everything in sight. The capitol announces that will help everyone who needs shelter, food and safety from the bombing. When the people get to the capitol, President Snow asks for all the children to be brought up to the front first. District 13 sends nurses to the front with all the children to help. Then a bomb goes off in the front, killing many children and nurses, including Katniss’s sister, Prim Rose. After the guards see what happens, they let the rebels in to go after Snow, who caused all of this and started the bombing that killed all the children. With a twisted ending, I have to stop here before I give away the best part and say go see Mockingjay Part Two before you miss this fantastic movie.
I believe this movie was one of the top best movies I have seen all year. Good job Mockingjay for ending the year just right. It has the best way to end a great series, and you do not want to miss out.
Article and photo by Amber Rayo, newspaper photo/video editor