Watching the first film in The Hunger Games trilogy a few years ago, I wasn’t that enthralled. I thought it was slow, a bit boring and I hated Peeta. But a few weeks ago my friend, who is obsessed with the books and subsequently the films, had me watching the second film Catching Fire, and I caught the bug.

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In typical Hollywood fashion the last instalment of the story has been split into two films; whether this is because there is too much story to try and fit into one film, or simply because they can make a lot more money out of two films is another debate entirely. The first half of Hunger Games 3, Mockingjay hit UK cinema screens yesterday and all I can say is “wow!” I haven’t read the books so I had no idea what was going to happen (don’t worry there are no spoilers here) but I was blown away.


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From start to finish it’s an emotional roller coaster and at times I could hardly keep it together. This multimillion franchise is much more than a collection of action films – it’s social commentary on fascism, war and revolution should not be ignored. The dystopian universe in which The Hunger Games is set, is sometimes so familiar it’s shocking and you leave the cinema wishing you were “the girl on fire” Katniss Everdeen, not only for her beauty but for her bravery.

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Myself, and the thousands of other fans around the world are now torn between wanting to know what happens next and not wanting this story to end. To all those who haven’t seen it yet; go this weekend. And to all those who went yesterday; I feel your pain.

By Talia Maguire

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Talia has a keen interest in all aspects of media; you’ll find her writing about anything from feminist issues, alternative fashion trends and the hottest films and television programmes of our time. She’s our resident vegetarian who isn’t scared to take a bite out of trending topics and get to the bones of it all. Talia loves photography, caffeine and baking, but you’ll also find her on our Semple Magazine photoshoots filming behind the scenes. And if you’re ever in need of a funny viral video to get you through your working week, she’s your girl!

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