I’m out of my world on this post so just stay with me.
Mockingjay 2 comes out this Friday to much fanfare. I am not one of them. This series has been a huge draw in the last 3 years looking to bring in about 1.5 billion dollars. See for yourself.
This post wonders how much Jennifer Lawrence cares about Mockingjay Part 2.
Fact: She Doesn’t
How do I know this? I’ve read the books and know that Mockingjay sucks. The plot was so bad that I couldn’t even finish it. The first Hunger Games was a quality book with a modern day Running Man feel to it. I then read the 2nd which was an exact replica of the first book but with different characters. The 3rd book is where shit got stupid and Katniss and her makeshift army attacked the capital. Halfway through the book I realized I didn’t care any longer and put the book down forever.
I haven’t watched one Hunger Games movie so I shouldn’t be writing this post but I feel like it will still be relevant. There is no possible way that Part 2 of Mockingjay will be any good because the producers are stretching 1 shitty book into 2 shitty movies which can never be a good idea. You can see the box office for Mockingjay Part 1 was nearly 100 million dollars less than the first 2 and I’m predicting part 2 will do even worse. Where does Jennifer Lawrence come in?
Imagine the last 3+ years of her life. She was probably so pumped to partake in a huge book like the Hunger Games as the lead role, Katniss Everdeen. Every teenage girl looked up to her and she would be a solid role model for teenagers all over. The first movie is a smash hit. The sequel does even better than the first and the stage is set for the finale. Except one problem, the allure of the series has worn off and they are breaking it down into 2 movies instead of what should be 1. Now she’s starring in some washed out movie that I imagine no one wants to see. Do you think she understood the ramifications of signing on to this series? Does she care?
Maybe she does. Maybe the money makes all ok. I know if it were me I’d be pissed off that I had to work on a shitty movie not just once, but twice. I suppose the only reason I’m writing this post is because I know how horrible a book Mockingjay was. To see it be cut up into two parts and released in order to maximize box office revenue and to capitalize on the series success makes me sick. Jennifer Lawrence is just a bystander who must do as they say. I feel bad for her. I probably shouldn’t.