There are many wondering whether The Hunger Games: Mockingjay could be the best movie out of the whole series, especially the second part. This is despite the book being the worst, according to many fans and critics. There are a few reasons this is entirely possible.
The first is the reason for the book being the worst. One problem with first-person point of view is that when that person is knocked out, everything else just passes by. It is like being that character, and having no idea what is going on. Readers prefer to know all the gritty details. They want to know who did what, when and where. More importantly, they want to read the action and not just hear about it through someone else’s words.
Movies can never really be written in first-person point of view. While they can follow one character around, the viewers get to see all the action themselves. Even with the past, it is possible to add real flashbacks to remember what happened and why someone feels the way that they do. When someone tells a story, extra scenes can be used in the way they cannot during the books.
This helps make The Hunger Games: Mockingjay possibly be the best movie out of the whole series, especially when it comes to the second part. The books skipped over the fall of the Capitol and the capture of President Snow. It made the whole thing anticlimactic, after this buildup towards a major battle.
It is not the first time readers have been left disappointed. The Twilight Saga did the exact same thing as The Hunger Games. There was a huge buildup in the last book, promising a major fight between the vampires, and it all ended with the “bad guys” walking away. Alice showed a vision and that was all.
Fans worried about the movie. They wondered just how the writers could turn that disappointing novel into a great blockbuster hit. Then they did. Instead of just mentioning the vision, the fans were able to see every single part of it. Carlisle and Jasper were killed, along with a number of the Volutri. Fans were left wondering whether the writers had changed the ending of the book completely to make it more entertaining.
Then it turned out to be that vision, and everything returned back to normal. Those watching it in the movie theaters gasped and sighed as they realized that the writers had taken something boring and turned it into one of the best movies of the series. That is what could happen with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
The writers have the chance to fill in the blanks. They have the chance to show the rebels storming President Snow and taking him down. Of course, there is also the option of completely changing the storyline to make it into one of the biggest and most entertaining battle scenes of the year. It really is possible that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay could be the best movie of the lot, all thanks to the writers converting the books into a screenplay.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham