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By Alisha Sabnis
Staff Writer 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I was released in theaters on Friday, November 21. The motion picture, based on the final book in the best-selling trilogy, The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins was acclaimed by critics.

mockingjayThe movie overall was filled with surprises and intensity. The movie theater was packed and tickets were sold out at AMC Tyngsboro.

The movie starts off where it ended in the previous picture, taking place with Katniss Everdeen and her quest to find Peeta Mellark. After recently finding that her home and neighboring districts have been destroyed, Katniss must travel around her society informing citizens of Panem, the futuristic setting of the movie, and attempt to take down her enemy, President Snow in the Capitol.

The exciting scenes throughout the movie often involved destruction. The layout artist did an amazing job determining which shots should be taken at what locations.

The film stars Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne and Philip Seymour Hoffman portraying Plutarch Heavensbee.

As the movie was still filled with action, compared to the other prequels, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I was brimming with more emotion that the characters felt in the story. Lawrence was exceptional in her acting as she played the role of Katniss and felt the emotion that her character would have in reality.

Artist Lorde played a part in the soundtrack for the movie with her song ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’.

The movie was the same as the novel for the most part. There were a few minor differences that the director had to make, however he did not drastically change anything.

I strongly recommend that people watch this movie as it excels in different aspects in cinematography. The actors did a stunning job and the plot had people on the edge of their seats.