I was luckily enough to be invited to a screening for Mockingjay. I was so excited. Beyond excited. I saw the trailers and I was so curious. I wanted to see this latest interpretation but mostly I was mostly curious about the cutoff point. I wanted to know what would be included in the first part of Mockingly and what they would save for the second part. I was also curious about the music because Lorde was doing the score and I absolutely love her music.
If I'm being perfectly honest, I'm not the hugest fan of the books. For many reasons. I really enjoyed the first novel, but Mockingly was my least favorite of the three books in the series. I especially didn't think that the last book needed to be split into two movies. The books weren't that long (I understood why they did it for the Harry Potter and Twilight movies, but Mockingly was considerably shorter).
However, I love the movie so freaking much. Beyond love it. I love it much more than I did the book. There's just something about seeing it on screen that makes it more real. And after seeing it, I totally agree that it had to be split in to.
Mockingjay pays so much attention to the details. It's all the small things that I love, the things that people who read the book can surely pick up on.
I think one my favorite part about Mockingly was the tone and mood. It was dark. Like the books, but at the same time, there's some humor in it. It was surprisingly funny too. It brought some levity to all the darkness, and it balanced out the movie.
However, my absolute favorite part is when Jennifer Lawrence sung. That's one of the very best parts of the movie, if not the best part.
I can't wait until part 2, because even though this installment had some darkness, I know it won't compare.