The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 may have been a tense drama filled with political machinations and mainly set in a confined space, but it appears Mockingjay part 2 is heading very far in the other direction.
In an interview with MTV News (available here) Francis Lawrence, director of Mockingjay part 1 and 2 and no relation to star Jennifer Lawrence, gave up a few details about the upcoming conclusion to the popular series based on the books of Suzanne Collins. Talking about the film, Lawrence stated that "this one is a real war movie, Very quickly, we're getting out from the confines of District 13and back out into the rest of Panem, including the Capitol. It's a very different kind of landscape [to part 1]."
It is interesting that Lawrence should describe it as a war movie, given the target audience of teens that the film is aimed at. However, as fans of the books or films can attest, this is not a film that shies away from harsh realities. As such, we can expect that this film will be a reflection of the realities of war. I'm not suggesting it's going to be Full Metal Jacket, but you may leave the theatre with the same sense of emptiness.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 will hit cinems on November 20 .