Mockingjay, Part 1

Have you seen Mockingjay yet? I saw it over the long weekend with my cousins who were visiting and as a fan of the book series, I really enjoyed the movie. I read the books so long ago now, that I don’t really remember all the details – just the major ones. I also can’t remember if there are a lot of differences between the book and the movie, but overall the movie was full of action and emotion and was very entertaining.

What I initially liked about the series is that readers and viewers saw Katniss as a strong, young woman who could take care of herself. She doesn’t depend on a guy to save her (a la Bella in Twilight), but I hated the ending to the series. I won’t give it away for those who haven’t read that far or those who are watching the movies and not reading the books, but just know that I didn’t like it!

I found this interesting article/blog post today on The New York Times blog section about the impact of fashion in Mockingjay and I thought it was really interesting. I never really thought about it and I found it particularly fascinating. One section reads:

It’s not that “The Hunger Games” is about the fashion world. But it is very much about the role that fashion plays in the world, and this is as true for “Mockingjay” as for any of the previous films in the series. Just consider the fact that the creation of an outfit expressly for propaganda purposes is one of the main themes of the movie, and one of the main characters is … a stylist. 

-Vanessa Friedman, “‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Is a Great Fashion Film”

One more Mockingjay, Part 1 related item. I think the “Bad Lip Reading” videos are hilarious. As far as I know, there isn’t one for this movie yet, but there is one for the last Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. I rewatched it today and literally laughed out loud.

 

Have any of you seen the movie yet? 

P.S. Tomorrow is the last day to enter my Old Factory Candles Giveaway! The contest will end at 6PM EST!

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