Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

I must admit that I wasn’t really looking forward to this movie a few months ago, until the trailer came out… Because wow, that trailer was awesome!

I read The Hunger Games trilogy some years ago and, even though I loved the first two books, I wasn’t a big fan of Mockingjay. It’s not that I didn’t like it, I did enjoy the first part of the book (maybe the first half or first two thirds? I don’t really remember), because… well, there are some things that happen there that I didn’t love and didn’t find necessary, but I won’t be spoiling it for you.

Even though I did enjoy the first part of the book, I didn’t love it. Katniss was going through a lot, I know, but I didn’t really like how she dealt with the situation, it didn’t feel like her. And the whole idea of the propos was weird to me. But the movie improved that. A lot.

Let’s just start by saying that these movies have some really great actors. Seriously, they’re amazing. Pretty much everyone who works in these movies is awesome, not just the actors though, because everything about them is just too good. The costumes, the scenery, the special effects, the dialogue… they’re all great!

I can’t tell you how much I loved Effie in this, she made me laugh SO much, she’s hilarious! And her clothes and her style, now that she’s in District 13… she made it work! Haha :D And I also loved Cressida; Natalie Dormer and her lopsided mouth, that I adore, just made her better!

Also, in the book, Finnick is a very important character and, even though we see a lot of him in the movie, I feel like it wasn’t enough. But hey, it was tough fitting all that story into just two movies, so I guess I can live with that, he did get his on-screen moments.

Oh and the way they made Coin’s hair was awesome, I loved it!! She looked so much better than how I imagined her :3

And, needless to say, Katniss’ outfit was BREATHTAKING. I remember when I saw it on the poster I was all ‘OMG, you go, Cinna!’. So much better than those grey overalls, ugh. I feel ya, Effie, I feel ya.

Well, I’ll stop talking about the characters and get more into the movie now, sorry for that haha.
Just to warn you, if you haven’t read the book or watched the movie, there might be some mild spoilers ahead.

So, the most important part of the story is, of course, the districts’ uprising. And that was amazing. I remember that when I read the book, I had some ideas in my mind of how it could’ve been like, but they really took it to another level here, it was precious! When the people from District 7 run to the woods and start climbing the trees and yell at the Peacemakers that if they burn, they’ll burn with them… wow . And there was also the part with the dam, when the people start running to it and set off the explosives… I died. I was so happy.

And like I said, they did an amazing job with the propos too. I didn’t really like the idea when I was reading it, but this movie made it so much better for me (I love how bad Katniss is at acting, by the way). I also love that they included that hanging tree song and how they put it together with the images of the uprisings and District 12 and aaaaaah!!! So beautiful! So, so beautiful! And you can bet whatever you want that I won’t be getting that song out of my head any time soon!

The parts with Peeta appearing in the videos from the Capitol were great too, especially since they actually made him look worse and worse every time. I was looking forward to seeing Johanna but she was barely there, I think we actually saw her more in the teaser trailers haha.

And, finally, that part when Peeta attacks Katniss at the end… that was so good!! I actually thought he was going to kill her, oh God. Poor Katniss, she just can’t get a break.

But the worst part is coming Katniss, the worst is coming…

Are you, Are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man they say murdered three

Have you read Mockingjay? Did you watch the movie? What did you think of it?

Thank you for reading! Bye-Bye!


  1. I wasn't too impresses with this movie I felt like it was dragged out and left all the action in part 2 which now we have to wait forever for!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Aw that's a shame! But yeah, there's going to be a lot of action in part 2!! Can't wait :3

  2. I saw it last night and was pleasantly surprised. I too read the novels years ago and remember the last novel to be my least favorite, so my expectations were quite low.

    The best part was that I had forgotten what happened to Peeta towards the end! I remembered that something was wrong but not what, so I got a huge shock when he attacked K!

    I loved Effie as well - she was so much fun! And the scenes with the cat :-D

    1. I know! My expectations were incredibly low! That's why I was so surprised when I saw that trailer.

      The part where Peeta attacks her is amazing, I knew that would be the end of this part :(

      Oh the cat was great hahaha! I'm still wondering how it fit in her bag :P

  3. Nice review! I loved the movie, especially the song part. :)
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

    1. Thank you! I also loved the song, it's really good :)

  4. I've also read the three books and I actually loved the three of them! I saw the last movie last week and I though it was awesome too! love the actors too! and Effie o Effie! she was so funny! she made me laugh out loud too :) I invite you to visit my blog and if you like it let me know if you like it and would like to follow each other to stay in touch.


    1. That's great! I was really sad when I read the last one, since I really wanted to like it haha :( Yes!! The actors are just so amazing :3 loved them
      I'll make sure to check out your blog! :)

  5. I've not seen this movie but am intrigued by it now! Great post :) x

    The Belle Narrative

    1. I hope you like it when you get to see it! :D

  6. i love this movie!!

  7. I loved this film! So so good, cant wait for the last one!
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    1. It was really amazing! I can't wait for the last one either :D

  8. I haven't read the books but really want to after having seen the films so far. I agree, all the actors are amazing in it! I love the new film and how they managed to work in quite a few funny bits as well as serious ones :)

    Emma xx

    1. Yes! There were so many different emotions throughout the whole movie and it was all so very well done! :D


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