On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the third film in the action-packed series adapted from the popular young adult novel franchise. In this entry, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) comes to terms with her new role as the symbolic leader of the impending revolution against the dictatorial Capitol.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 could have gone wrong in so many ways that it’s a genuine relief to be able to say it’s infinitely better than the book – at least, so far. It’s smart and thought provoking while having considerably more action that I was expecting. In fact, it’s the best film in the series, so far.
This week on GeekScholars Movie Newsthe crew engages in the November 2014 Monthly Preview. Specifically, the hosts reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for the month. Hit the jump to see which films we include or hit play above.
President Snow warns Katniss, ‘The things we love are the things that destroy us.’ Katniss issues an ultimatum to President Alma Coin and Plutarch Heavensbee.
The new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 sets the tone for Katniss’ evolution as unwilling symbol of the revolution to revolutionary leader. Intense isn’t even an adequate description of the this new trailer. Check it out after the jump. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens on November 21st.