‘Mockingjay, Part 2′ – the film vs. the book

Editor’s note: This column contains “Mockingjay, Part 2” spoilers.

 Commentary by McKinley Webster
Times-News correspondent

   The worldwide phenomenon, “The Hunger Games,” has just come to its end with the final film, “Mockingjay, Part 2.” The film was action-packed and fast-paced just like Suzanne Collins’ book. Actual sentences and lines from the book were recognizable.
Some things in the movie were changed, even though it mostly stuck to the book. One of the main things that was changed was that Katniss Everdeen, the main character, had to sneak away from district 13 to the Capitol in order to fight amongst the Rebels. However in the book, President Coin of district 13 let her go to the Capitol to fight against the Capitol.
There is one big part of the book that was completely left out in the movie. There is a scene in the book where Katniss gets to choose a white rose for President Snow to wear during his execution. However in the movie, she just visits Snow in his greenhouse full of white roses.
One last thing that was left out of the movie was the fact that for Annie Cresta and Finnick Odair’s wedding Peeta Mellark made their wedding cake. This may not seem like a big deal but it actually is because it is a way of showing the progress in Peeta’s recovery from the hijacking he went through in the Capitol.
A few things were changed, but the film stuck close to the plot and concepts of the book

 McKinley Webster is an eighth-grader at Western Alamance Middle School and a Teens & Twenties writer.

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