Five things we’ve learnt from Mockingjay Part Two

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OK, things we’ve learnt is pushing it. More of a ‘five things that I noticed that were interesting from Mockingjay Part 2’-but I can’t really use that as a title now, can I? I was a fan of the book, not so much Part 1 (also reviewed at that link). The compilation of thoughts varies from some interesting interpretations to general points, but does contain spoilers (sorry about that), so if you haven’t read the books or seen the film, be warned…

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Review of Mockingjay (Susanne Collins)-book and film review

Mockingjay
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I think everyone has heard of The Hunger Games. The sales figures for the books are said to number 50 million, but the films grossed $1,169,814,624. That’s over one billion dollars, add on another few hundred million for the books, and you’re looking at a book that everyone’s heard of. It sparked off a craze for dystopian books, particularly amongst the young adult genre as it seemed that us teens enjoyed thinking about how bad the future could be. I have previously read all three of the trilogy, I decided to re-read the third, Mockingjay. Susanne Collins has done a fantastic job with the writing, though it is slightly odd in several ways.

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‘Spectre’ review-does the high budget pay off?

Still owned by MGM
Still owned by MGM

The opening scene of Spectre was overflowing with irony. An assassin killing someone at the Mexican Day of the Dead? It doesn’t get much more sardonic than that. And it was onwards and upwards from there, with a flowing and masterful production; complete with a star cast, a stunning score, and an astonishing number of beautiful locations around the globe. All aspects combined, the latest Bond has all the makings of a classic.

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