Zoe Kazan's intelligent and perceptive script is the anchor to this… MoreZoe Kazan's intelligent and perceptive script is the anchor to this interesting high conceit film, that's a bit like a more disturbing Stranger Than Fiction.
The penultimate film in the series necessarily is a lot of build up… MoreThe penultimate film in the series necessarily is a lot of build up and is fairly light on action, but what Mockingjay lacks in set-pieces it more than makes up for in other ways. Jennifer Lawrence once again gives a simply superb performance; shell-shocked and old before her time, it's a brilliant piece of acting. Politics, propaganda and the making of a martyr are the themes this time around, and there's a wonderful meta moment where Katniss fails to convince when asked to "act" in a propo - a propaganda video piece designed to encourage allies. The script is intelligent and brings to the fore the strengths of the first part of what is undoubtedly the weakest novel in the series, and shines when taking chances and deviating from the source. THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED.