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• The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 3D Review •

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2 is the conclusion to the series, where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) plans to descend on the Capital to finish off President Snow (Donald Sutherland) for good.

 

However, Snow won't go quietly into the night. With deadly traps, monstrous foes, heavily armed "peacekeepers" and unlimited resources, the Capital is turned into a seemingly impenetrable minefield. Or as it's more lovely referred; the 76th Hunger Games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make matters even worse, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) has been brainwashed, making him a volatile wildcard throughout. Nevertheless, he accompanies Katniss, Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and the team on their final mission.

 

Behind the scenes, Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) continues to pull the strings of the resistance. With Plutarch Heavansbee by her side, it sadly marks Phillip Seymore Hoffman's final performance.

 

Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci and Woody Harrelson also return as Effie Trinket, Caesar Flickerman and Haymitch Abernathy respectively.

 

One of the standout scenes involves a terrifying underground pursuit, which will really get the adrenaline pumping. The carnage is best enjoyed in 3D, where every arrow fired, explosion and performance is made even more immersive.

 

There's a lot more action than in Mockingjay: Part 1, and some genuinely tense and emotional moments throughout. But sadly just as it gets going, the final act fizzles rather than goes out with a bang. Jennifer Lawrence remains fantastic as the leader of the resistance, and fans will likely be satisfied, though slightly underwhelmed by the conclusion.

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By Sarah O'Connell on 21st March 2016

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