Mockingjay part 1.
Peeta Mellark 😱
Ugh the emotions. So many emotions. I know that this is a stereotypical female teenager phrase, yet I have to say it: “I can’t even…”
It is WAAAAY better than the trailer and it is WAAAY better than your imagination. The movie was so intense that I still cannot chill on the sofa. My head keeps being pulled back to the intriguing cinematography, great story and best of all: a little diplomacy.
The Hunger Games is the only sequence of movies in which a) the third movie is the best until now and b) all the elements (love, hate, diplomacy, war, friendship, friendzone, & sisterhood) work so well together.
For those of you who are new to the Hunger Games (where have you been hiding?), the Hunger Games is a yearly game that is hosted by the government of North America in the future: Panem. Panem is divided in 12 districts, district one – the capitol – is the only rich district where the government is situated. The rest of the districts are poor, live in fear and oppression and work hard to provide the rich with resources. 75 years before the story unfolds, the people of Panem rose up against the government. As punishment, the government hosts the Hunger Games where a boy and a girl from each district (24 people in total) fight each other until death. The last one standing wins, the district this person comes from is given enough food for a year.
Katniss Everdeen’s sister Prim, is chosen to fight in the Hunger Games. Katniss however, volunteers to take her sister’s place because she knows how to hunt and has a greater chance to survive. She is joined by Peeta Mellark, the baker’s son. He had a crush on her and guess what: he still does (the love element right there).
I am not going to tell you anything more because I’ll spoil everything for sure, so fortunately you have to go see it yourself 😉. You go watch it now while I will just sit here, stare in the distance, wait for the second part of Mockingjay part 2 and wonder what to do next with my life (oh right, I have an exam week coming up).