The Final Episode
It is time. I remember reading the trilogy back in April 2012. I didn’t realize at the time that there would be a movie trilogy to follow. Nor did I realize what a sensation Jennifer Lawrence would be.
The first question I’ve found people ask is why did Katniss Everdeen gain a following? The answer is simple: she is an average girl who faces emotional turmoil. She’s an older sister wish a crush and she wants to protect her baby sister. That is the beginning of it all.
I’m impressed that the trilogy was made into such a big production. I definitely still enjoyed the books better, but the film adaptation has its good points.
I just finished watching Mockingjay Part 1 and will be watching Mockingjay Part 2. I wanted to watch them together since I feel that’s truer to the actual trilogy. It is the final party in its entirety watched together.
I also watched National Live’s Coriolanus with a friend yesterday as shown by Cineplex and I have to say that there are parallels to a certain extent. The concept of the rebellion against Panem in Hunger Games and the concept of a voice for the people for whom Caius Marcius fought nobly for bears some resemblance. How do you rally people’s support? How do you not lose sight of the original cause? How much is too much power to give one individual or even a select few? How ready are people willing to accept fault with their leaders? There is always someone who will step in to take the place of a leader who has fallen out of favour.
On a side note, it was a definite bonus that Tom Hiddleston featured in Coriolanus. Who doesn’t love seeing his face? Cineplex is also playing a few other classics by National Live Theatre including As You Like It and Jane Eyre. Check out their limited showings.