Excerpt: La saga juvenil más potente de los últimos tiempos tropieza con una conclusión sorprendentemente cansina y aburrida. Mucho parloteo y poca chicha en un cierre maratoniano que parecía que iba a prometer acción, emoción y lecturas interesantes, pero… no. Vaya.
Excerpt: The notion that Jennifer Lawrence is somehow underrated is patently ridiculous, but it does seem as though she doesn’t get enough credit for what she brings to these films — and how much her approach speaks to their ultimate success.
Excerpt: Aunque Mockingjay – Part 2 hace lo que tiene que hacer para llegar a una conclusión bastante satisfactoria, la verdad es que es que la entrega más floja de la serie. Por más que Jennifer Lawrence se haya echado a los hombros este ultimo capitulo y los visuales (especialmente CGI) que el director ofrece sean más que decentes, Mockingjay – Part 2 termina siendo un filme aburrido y largo, que tiene problemas con decirse adios así mismo.
Excerpt: It’s that marked level of growth from simple satire of our pop culture appetites in the inaugural Hunger Games to this sprawling epic of subversion and ambiguity that really causes the series to sing. Even after the hype has long dissipated in the years to come, I imagine that birdcall, and the purr of Katniss’ bowstring, will continue to echo in our collective memory.
Excerpt: The novel “Mockingjay” isn’t even twenty pages longer than the first novel in the series, “The Hunger Games,” and is actually a page shorter than the second novel, “Catching Fire.” Dare we suggest the crass commercial motivation of franchise stretching?
Excerpt: Finishing where the prior film left off, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” takes unusual steps to bring the audience to its conclusion, one that challenges how blockbuster franchises are supposed to end.
Excerpt: Even though it strips the source material of some of its grit, the dark, sobering ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ is still a worthy adaptation that forcefully drives home the point this franchise has been making ever since its first installment: violence isn’t fun, and war is hell.
Excerpt: What results is an action-packed sci-fi adventure containing more computer effects than the previous three entries combined that never hits the brake. And through it all we start to see the cracks in Katniss’ steely façade with every step forward.
Excerpt: Still, for the most part ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′ leaves the viewers wanting more but being compliant with what amounts to be the swan song for courageous cutie Katniss Everdeen’s big screen legacy.
Excerpt: The conclusion will be satisfying for those who have been following the series devoutly, though quite honestly one that comes as a bit of a letdown after all the hullabaloo that’s led up to it.