A new TV spot released for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” titled “Epic Finale” has set “Hunger Games” fanatics on fire. This came barely a month before the finale is shown in theaters, which is on Nov. 20.
Aired first during the World Series Game 1 on Tuesday, the action-filled one-minute clip brings back images from the preceding films before it goes into the cataclysmic scenes in the upcoming installment. It leaves the audience breathless with excitement but with a pang of bittersweet experience, as it goes back to the beginning when Katniss Everdeen would go with bow and arrow into the forest, before the fateful reaping that changed her life and transformed her into the voice of the revolution against the Capitol.
“This is the end,” declares Haymitch Abernathy, one of the characters, the only living District 12 victor and mentor to Katniss and Peeta Mellark in the story.
And so it is. But if the rising trend in the quality of each film is a true indication, then fans can expect great things from this last installment.
In a way, “The Hunger Games” has been a great contribution to the movie industry. It has shown quite clearly that a female-led blockbuster can achieve resounding success. Every succeeding installment did spectacularly in the box office, at $408 million, $424 million, and $337 million, with the second part grossing even higher than “Iron Man 3” and considered the highest-grossing domestic take in that year. And it made Jennifer Lawrence a huge sensation.
While it has proven its worth in the box office three times already, in less than a month’s time, “The Hunger Games” and Jennifer Lawrence fans can decide whether the epic finale is really a fitting end. Just like Katniss Everdeen, “Mockingjay Part 2,” the last installment in “The Hunger Games” franchise, only has one last shot and it is expected that it would make it count.