The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 exploded into screens delivering the third episode in the rare four part trilogy. It sees the return of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she becomes the symbolic figure of the Mockingjay and begins to take the fight to President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and the Capitol of Panam. The film sees the return of some fantastic actors from the previous films in the series such as Josh Hutcherson, sildenafil Liam Hemsworth, viagra Woody Harrelson, Elizebeth Banks, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. It also introduces two new characters Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin and Natalie Dormer as Cressida, both of whom give outstanding performances. Jennifer Lawrence is also gives a particularly good performance in her portrayal of Katniss as she struggles against the injustice of the world around her.

Fans of the books may have been initially concerned with the artificial splitting of the final chapter in the trilogy but it is remarkably well executed by the director Francis Lawrence. He delivers a tense and exciting sequel that lives up to the reputation of the previous films. It is even harder hitting than the previous films in a lot of ways, with some very intense and graphic moments. It also wonderfully displays the human tragedy of war and the crippling emotional damage inflicted on those who win the games.

The film delivers on everything but the rest of the film. The hunger for the next film is even worse than at the end of Catching Fire. Fans of the series will be desperate for the next film but those who are more familiar with the books will be hesitant about what is to come next November.

Written by Cillian Fearon