I was invited to preview Mockingjay last night in exchange for some social media work I did. Now that I'm hopped up on movie nachos and caffeine (sorry Jenn), here are some of my scattered thoughts on the movie:
The political undertones of Hunger Games and Catching Fire come front and center in Mockingjay. There's a lot to read into with this movie and much more to think about afterwards - which is why I think it might be the best one in the series so far.
Such. good. casting. Effie Trinket (Elizabeth James) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) are some of my favorites in all three movies, but Julianne Moore as (Madam) President Coin of District 13 is excellent.
"Everyone will want to kiss you, kill you or be you." - Effie to Katniss. Also my new life mantra #true #bossbitches
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was brilliant as Plutarch. RIP.
Why does the District 13 head of security look like Future?
If Lana del Rey doesn't cover that little ditty Katniss sings in District 12 (Are you, are you...?), that's a real missed opportunity!
The absence of Lenny Kravitz appearances is felt (by me)
Everything Effie says and does in this movie gives me life. Her turbans. "I'm a political refugee, and I've been confined to a life of jumpsuits." GET YOUR LIFE GIRL
The Capitol made Peeta look like Nick Carter. How dare they!
Liam Hemsworth is so fine. Miley what is wrong with you girl?
There's just so much to think about during and after this movie. It's gonna take several viewings and maybe a re-read of the book to digest it all. I'm sure I'll have more to say after I hit 'post', but I hope you have your tix and have a great time seeing it!