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Mockingjay Part 1 sets the stage for an epic finale

Wow does time fly. Don’t you love how I said I was going to blog every day last week and then I disappeared? Yeah, me too. The struggle is real. So we’ll just pretend that didn’t happen because I have to tell you about Mockingjay Part 1!

Tuesday night I had the chance to screen Mockingjay, the first of a 2-part finale to the Hunger Games series. To be fair, I didn’t love the final book for a few reasons.

I didn’t hate it either so going in, I was just tying to enjoy the theater experience. I do love some Katniss and Peeta and I thought they did a great job telling their story throughout the movie.

Because this book was split to make two movies, I knew I would leave wanting more. However, knowing the story, I thought they chose just the right point to end part one and I am really looking forward to part two.

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The action scenes were definitely the highlight of the film and we have much more of that to look forward to next year. By far, my favorite scene was hearing Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) sing over a montage.

Girl has some skills! I loved her voice and the song was a perfect fit at the perfect moment.

I am being intentionally vague here because you just need to go see the movie. If you are a Hunger Games fan already, I don’t need to tell you that because you are probably in line right now.

If not, borrow The Hunger Games from your niece, stream Catching Fire on Netflix, and check out Mockingjay on Thanksgiving. It’s a solid plan!

May the odds be ever in your favor.

andrea

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I'm a travel-loving boymom living in Raleigh, NC. I love making life a little bit easier and a lot more fun by sharing easy recipes, travel tips, and holiday treats. Read more...

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Erin Lane

Friday 21st of November 2014

Ha! I pretty much said the same thing about her singing in my review.

Andrea Updyke

Friday 21st of November 2014

I think it will prove to be a highlight for many! It was so fun hanging with you too :)

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