The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Having openly defied the government of Panem, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes a symbol of the revolution for the 13 districts under the capital’s rule. However, her plans of rebellion hit a snag when she realizes President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is holding her partner Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) hostage. The film is far too long as it serves as little more than an extended preview for the concluding chapter in this series. However, Lawrence’s conviction as Katniss invests a sense of urgency in the film that it otherwise lacks. 3 Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG-13. 123 minutes. AMC, CAR, SAV.
From last week:
Dumb and Dumber To
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return to in their iconic roles of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, two complete morons who set out to find Harry’s daughter who was given up for adoption. The film moves along in fits and starts, never achieving the sort of lunatic comedic momentum that made the first movie so effective. To be sure, Carrey and Daniels throw themselves fully into their roles but their enthusiasm can’t trump a weak script. 2 Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. AMC, CAR, SAV.