Suzanne Collins' saga comes to a suitably epic conclusion in a climactic series of battles that are packed with emotional kicks to the gut. Director Francis Lawrence continues to show remarkable reverence for the source novels while relying on his A-list cast to bring layers of nuance to even the smallest roles. The result is a massively textured war movie that's packed with darkly personal moments and glimpses of wit and spark. It's also a satisfying conclusion to the franchise that avoids the usual Hollywood bombast.
As the rebels prepare to attack Panem's Capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland), the rebellion's figurehead Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) decides to take matters into her own hands. Rebel leaders Coin and Plutarch (Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman) try to stay one step ahead of Katniss, using her as the Mockingjay to rally the troops. With Gale (Liam Hemsworth), a not-quite-unbrainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a small group of cohorts, Katniss works her way across the bombed-out city to Snow's mansion, intending to put an arrow through his heart. But the battle takes a shocking twist, and Katniss has to make a difficult decision about doing the right thing no matter what it costs her.
Right from the start, the filmmakers continue to echo Katniss' earliest act of heroism when she volunteered for the Hunger Games to protect her sister Prim (Willow Shields) and then vowed to keep Peeta safe in the violent arena. These are the things that drive her right to the very end of this saga, holding the audience in an emotional grip. This means that the political nastiness, violent warfare and publicity posturing all have a much deeper resonance for the audience, while for Katniss they are virtually irrelevant. Her mission remains untainted: she just wants to protect her loved ones and make the future safe. Which is why her speeches carry such rousing power.
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Evan Ross , Ashlee Simpson - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" at Microsoft Theater. at Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015
Katniss Everdeen is determined to take down President Snow once and for all. Too many lives have been sacrificed and too many homes destroyed while the Capitol has brainwashed and controlled the people of Panem. Now re-united with Peeta after his rescue from Snow's clutches, Katniss gathers her friends from District 13 - Gale, Finnick and Cressida - and sets out on the ultimate mission to free Panem, and fight Snow to the death. But it seems it's not only Snow that wants Katniss dead, as she becomes increasingly paranoid about some of the supposed rebels. Facing increasing uncertainty, more tragedy and some of the worse warfare she could possibly imagine, Katniss starts to realise that ending the nightmare won't end the fear or the collective sorrow.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross took to Instagram earlier this week to share the first picture of their baby daughter, Jagger Snow.
Ashlee Simpson has shared the first picture of her daughter, Jagger Snow, with her 220k followers on Instagram. The photo was posted on Thursday (24th September) and it’s absolutely adorable.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross at the L.A. screening of Just Before I Go in April 2015.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have released the first picture of their baby daughter Jagger, who was born on July 31.
Ashlee Simpson has released the first picture of her baby daughter.
The 'Pieces of Me' singer and her husband Evan Ross welcomed Jagger Snow into the world on July 31 and she has taken to Instagram to unveil a portrait of herself, the 'Hunger Games' star and their new addition, all dressed in white.
Alongside the picture, in which Evan is holding baby Jagger while Ashlee looks on, the 30-year-old singer wrote: ''Jagger Snow Ross !! We love her so much!!! She is beyond everything!!! I have the best baby daddy @realevanross In the world. Love you (sic)''
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross ''couldn't be happier'' with their two-week old daughter, Jagger Snow.
The 'Pieces of Me' hitmaker and the 'Hunger Games' star welcomed daughter Jagger Snow into the world earlier this month and are reportedly spending as much time together as a family as they can.
A source told E! News: ''Ashlee and Evan couldn't be happier.
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Joe Simpson is smitten with his ''precious'' new granddaughter, Jagger Snow, and says she looks just like her parents, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross.
Joe Simpson is smitten with his ''precious'' new granddaughter, Jagger Snow.
The 55-year-old star said: ''Jagger is precious. She's quiet and sweet and she's such a happy baby. She's barely two weeks old. The apple of her papa's eye. She's beautiful. She looks like her mommy and daddy.''
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Jessica Simpson ''burst into tears'' upon meeting her new niece and is reportedly desperate to have another baby with husband Eric Johnson.
Jessica Simpson ''burst into tears'' upon meeting her new niece.
The 35-year-old star, who has daughter Maxwell, three, and son Ace, two, with husband Eric Johnson, is reportedly desperate to have another baby after falling in love with her younger sister Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross' newborn baby girl, Jagger Snow.
A source close to the fashion mogul said: ''[Jessica] burst into tears when she first saw her. She forgot how gorgeous and little they are.''
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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have chosen to name their little girl, Jagger Snow.
The 'Pieces of Me' hitmaker and the 'Hunger Games' actor confirmed the birth of their little girl on their Instagram accounts.
They both posted an identical image, which read: ''We are overjoyed about the birth of our precious baby girl, Jagger Snow Ross.''
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New Parents Ashlee Simpson And Evan Ross Have Revealed The Name Of Their Newborn Daughter - Jagger Rose.
The singer/actress and her actor beau announced the name on their Instagram.com accounts following the birth of Jagger on Thursday (30Jul15).
A post on the social networking site on Friday (31Jul15) states, "We are overjoyed about the birth of our precious baby girl, Jagger Snow Ross. July 30, 2015. - Ashlee & Evan".
The couple wed in September last year (14) at the home of Ross' mother, music icon Diana Ross. Simpson has a son - Bronx Mowgli - from her previous marriage to Fall Out Boy guitarist Pete Wentz.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have welcomed their first child together.
Ashlee Simpson welcomed a daughter with husband, Evan Ross, on Thursday (30th July). Multiple sources have confirmed the news to a number of U.S. media outlets. The couple, who have been married for just under a year, had previously announced they were expecting a baby girl.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross at the Los Angeles premiere of Before I Go in April 2015.
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