Picture from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Is Set to Release This Friday
Hunger Games fans are looking forward to the release of Part 1 of the Mockingjay this Friday. Image ©2014 Lionsgate

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Is Set to Release This Friday

If you are a Hunger Games fan then you know it is only three more sleeps until The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 releases. This continuing saga follows Katniss Everdeen who has become a symbol of rebellion after her part in sabotaging the Capitol’s Hunger Games.

In retaliation, they destroyed District 12, her home. Initially reluctant to be a leader, she finally agrees to become Mockingjay, the face to front an outright attack on the President Snow and the others who control Panem.

The movie is dedicated to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on February 2 at age 46. He played the head gamemaker, Plutarch Heavensbee, who was known to change the rules mid competition in order to up the ante.

One of the most hotly anticipated movies of the fall, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 already has an 82% rating from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. And the stars, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, have been whipping up more excitement for the films release at the Los Angeles premiere. However the China premiere, set to open on November 21) has been canceled. The China Times reports that the government media censors may consider the themes of revolution and rebellion to be too close to home with current political unrest in Hong Kong.

 

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The rebels bunker down for the big fight.