The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

Mockingjay. Part 1

DVD - 2015
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With the games destroyed and Peeta captured, Katniss becomes the symbol of rebellion while trying to rescue Peeta from the capitol.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lions Gate Films, [2015]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
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Alternative Title: Mockingjay. Part 1

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randyleroyfowler
Aug 11, 2019

Very Good

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robinandrews10
Feb 26, 2019

Great movie and a very good job of keeping it close to the book.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 20, 2019

Loved all of the film adaptations of these books.

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Gwen904
Dec 14, 2018

It was good and really shook me, but I didn't give it a higher rating because it didn't rise to the level of 'Catching Fire'. But I still loved it.

The best in the series, in my opinion. Though there are some differences, I feel like the movie actually did it better.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 04, 2017

Mockingjay Part 1 was very different from the first two films. It took a much slower-pace, but focused in on Katniss’ story as she leads the Rebellion. There is a lot more solemnity after the effects of the second Hunger Games, especially when Katniss is alone, with Peeta trapped in the Capitol. Although, for some, this movie might feel boring, I think that for fans of the series, the extra meaning and development would be important. As an individual film, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it; however, if you have watched the first two films, this movie is definitely important for the conclusion of the series. 3.5/5
@PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Having survived two hunger games alongside her lover and a group of allies that were secretly working together behind the scenes, you would think Katniss is lucky. However, Peeta and Johanna are taken to the Capitol where they are tortured and Katniss is reeling from the fact that there were so many secrets people kept from her, leaving her to question her trust. District 13 which was said to be destroyed is actually still alive and supporting the rebellion while her home is destroyed and everyone evacuated to the secret district. Now, the people are angry and there is no going back, making Katniss become the symbol of the rebellion that will definitely end in bloodshed on both parties. I really loved this movie and it offered something refreshing and different than the previous two movies. Although it is still intense and full of action, it further delves into character development, the complexity of politics and what makes a rebellion. I absolutely lived for the scenes showing the districts protesting and I think that left me with a profound memory that radiated hope and desperation. Great and although I wonder why the last novel was split into two movies, I didn’t feel the plot dragging on. Rating:5/5
@Iron_Rose of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Mockingjay Part 1 is based on the third and final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, for cinematic purposes, the book was separated into two parts for the movies. In this part, it starts with Katniss after destroying the barrier in the arena being taken to District 13, the district that was long thought destroyed many years ago. District 13 is home to the rebellion, whose goal is to take down the capital and end the Hunger Games once and for all. Katniss becomes the face of the rebellion empowering the districts to fight together and take down the capital. Katniss fights to bring Peeta home from being captive by the capital and restore peace and equality throughout the districts. I would recommend this movie for the empowering message that could be applicable to many real-life situations.
@GoosReviews of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This was supposed to be the third, and final, movie for the three part book series, but again the series has fallen prey to splitting one book into multiple movies. They are trying to make as much money as possible, at the expense of everyone who tries to watch it. This movie drags on as the director tries to stretch and pull the content of one book to fill out two movies. This movie is boring and hopefully got the shorter end of the stick when it came to parts of the book, because the only thing that can redeem this movie is for part two to be amazing. I would give this 2 out of 5 Stars.
@sweaterz of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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chriscoleman
Jul 05, 2016

It's hard to give this film three stars, but there it is. The Hunger Games trilogy consists of Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and the third novel broken into Mockingjay 1 and Mockingjay 2. The last novel should never have been split across two films. Greed kind of ruined it. You could skip this film entirely and watch Mockingjay 2 and still not miss much. Most of the filler is in this half. It starts out with the last scene from Catching Fire in which Peeta is captured by the Capitol and Katniss is saved by Haymitch and Plutarch. She's taken to District 13 where she becomes the symbol of the rebellion, the Mockingjay. It's clear that Plutarch and the rebellion's military leader, President Coin, have their own agenda. Katniss's only agenda is to get Peeta back. The film ends just as they succeed in saving Peeta and he tries to kill Katniss, strangling her with such force her throat is almost crushed. Then comes Mockingjay 2 which totally makes up for the lameness of part 1.

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Trailblazer1527
Feb 11, 2016

Though I was a bit disappointed with what Twilight did with Breaking Dawn Part 1, Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 was a bit slow at the pacing but it was an excellent first half overall. Loved Julianne Moore's performance as President Alma Coin and the movie followed the book pretty well enough to meet my expectations. Nothing more than a set up for the big finish in Part 2.

bickjd Dec 02, 2015

Final Hunger Games movie out now in theaters. This title is not as action packed as the first two. More of a set up for the finale

Mockingjay--like the Hobbit series--would have been better as one film. But still, this first installment is not without merit and is certainly worth watching.
This is a different war film than probably any previously released. This film is not about the military aspect of war but about the propaganda side of it; who will we gain the support of the people? Saying this, if you prefer action films, this movie is not for you. But if something such as the nature of a propaganda war interests you, you will find this film interesting. The most powerful and poignant aspect of this film is the use of Katniss as a mockingjay symbol. Her costume is just breathtaking, and it is fascinating to watch how and why she resonates so strongly with the common people.

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navy_elephant_375
Nov 03, 2019

"You love me. Real, or not real?"
"Real."

Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen

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reyanjune
Jun 02, 2016

when life gets to hard to stand kneel

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Athena_Hadley
Jun 20, 2015

"Do you see that? Fire is catching. And if we burn, you burn with us." -Katniss Everdeen

M_ALCOTT Apr 16, 2015

Katniss: "I have a message for President Snow: You can torture us! And bomb us! And burn our districts to the ground! But, do you see that? Fire is catching. And if we burn, you burn with us!"

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LINA ZHU
Apr 04, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence: And if you burn,you burn with us.

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