The first theatrical trailer for the hugely anticipated final chapter in the Hunger Games saga has been released.
By the looks of it, it's finally the scope and scale fans have been waiting for. An epic finale was what we were promised and director Francis Lawrence is finally ramping up the action (after the sluggish Part 1), as an all-out battle against The Capitol and the villainous President Snow is mounted.
Katniss Everdeen is now second nature to Jennifer Lawrence, and it seems as if Lawrence recognises this as the last time she'll get to portray the character that made her a household name. She looks simply magnetic, the kind of person anyone would follow into battle.
Watch the trailer here,
Much like the final Harry Potter movie, this film begins with a wedding, and quickly evolves into what essentially looks like an extended action sequence. Mad Max: Fury Road has ensured we will always get excited at such a premise.
All the characters are back, we even get a quick glimpse at Gwendoline Christie's Commander Lyme, in full military garb, like everyone else.
With a bigger budget, better effects, and a detailed exploration of Panem and The Capitol, Mockingjay Part 2 is shaping up to be a grand and fittingly emotional farewell to the series.
The first movie in the series, directed by Gary Ross was a great example of big-budget movie-making with brains. The follow-up, directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) upped the political themes a notch, but the third film in the series, Mockingjay Part 1, was essentially a long and slovenly build up to the finale.
Peer pressure forced the final book in Suzanne Collins' series to be divided into two parts, with the first part barely justifying its existence. Part 2 looks like it can win back some of the lost goodwill.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Jenna Malone, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Julianne Moore anfd Phillip Seymour Hoffman in his final role. It is written by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and directed by Francis Lawrence for a November 20 release.