The last installment in The Hunger Games movies is finally almost here. Mockingjay Part 2 will pick up where Part 1 left off, with Peeta’s rescue from the Capitol and the rebellion making progress towards winning the war.
All the other movies in this franchise have been really good, and I can only hope that this one will be as well. And hey, it’s got a few new characters in it that I’m excited to see on the big screen.
Mockingjay Part 2 will see the conclusion of our story, and like all other stories out there, we can expect a semi-happy ending. I say “semi-happy” because, as this is part of The Hunger Games and there’s a war going on, numerous beloved characters are going to die. In fact, with the exception of Part 1, one of my favorite characters has died in every installment. First there was Rue, and then Mags. Part 1 gave me a break from that, but Part 2 will more than likely make up for it. If it keeps in line with the books, then at least two of my favorite characters will most assuredly die this time around.
The character that I am really excited to see, though, is Lyme, played by
Gwendoline Christie Brienne of Tarth. We don’t really get to learn all that much about her in the books, but what we do know is that she was a Victor from District 2 and is willing to do anything to free her people from the Capitol’s tyranny. District 2 is different from the other districts in that it is actually loyal to the Capitol, and the people there have lived better lives than those in the other districts because of it. Like District 1, District 2 would also train their children to fight and encourage them to volunteer for the Hunger Games. The annual Hunger Games is something that District 2 takes a lot of pride and joy in winning. But in the end, the District 2 inhabitants are still subjugated and oppressed.
Lyme, being a former Victor, understands this, and she also understands that the games are something her district shouldn’t be proud of or want anything to do with. When we first meet her, her district is divided—some people want to help the rebellion like she does, and others want to remain loyal to the Capitol. It’s an interesting conflict and Lyme is just one of those characters I’ve always wanted see more of, so I’m excited we’re finally going to get to do that here.
As I said earlier, all The Hunger Games movies have been really good movies. I expect no different here. If Mockingjay Part 2 is anything like the previous installments, then I suspect that my biggest complaints about it will be the whitewashing and the disability erasure. At this point, there’s just no way to fix that—Katniss is still white, Peeta still has both his legs, and the avoxes are almost non-existent. The other movies did a pretty decent job portraying PTSD, though, so there’s that at least.
Mockingjay Part 2 comes out in November, and I’ll definitely be checking it out.
Follow Lady Geek Girl and Friends on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook!