9 Finnick Quotes From ‘The Hunger Games’ To Remember This Amazing Character By

25 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Are Jennifer Lawrence and Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth finally dating?.

Lawrence, EW’s Entertainer of the Year for 2015, played Everdeen across four Hunger Games movies – the last of which, Mockingjay – Part 2, is out now. When the makers of the Harry Potter and Twilight films split the last book of each series into two movies, both saw a box office uptick for the finale.

They’ve been close ever since they started work on The Hunger Games – but now the movies are over Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth’soff-screen romance is said to be hotting up. “They’re so compatible, and it’s not just about looking good together.The second part of “Mockingjay,” the film adaptation of the third book in the “Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins, brings another movie franchise to a close. The films launched Lawrence to superstardom and helped the 25-year-old foster friendships with costars Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Woody Harrelson. “It’s weird. It was reasonable to assume that Hunger Games would follow the same pattern, with Mockingjay – Part 2 delivering a bigger opening than its predecessor. They have the same sense of humour – when they’re together, they laugh non-stop.” However according to reports, despite their undeniable bond – Jen is wary about getting into another high profile relationship after her splits from Chris Martin and Nicholas Hoult.

This is the important question a fan answered on YouTube, with a supercut of all of Katniss’s “Peeta!”/“Pita!” yells with Josh Hutchinson swapped out. It’s the right time, I guess,” Lawrence said about closing the book on Katniss, before explaining that the cast threw the “greatest house parties.” “Woody chased me with a sweaty sock and we flipped over a couch,” Lawrence recalled. “One time Josh and Liam started playing tug of war with their mouths with one of my shirts.” But despite the finality of the moment, Lawrence isn’t too concerned about her future. “I know it’s the right time,” she said. “Josh and Liam and I see each other all the time.

Those first two books feel as if they were written on a steady incline, building up to Mockingjay’s explosive war between the oppressive Capitol and its angry, starving citizens — which is why it’s such a disappointment that Mockingjay reads like a (very promising) rough draft. One thing’s for sure, the pita bread does a better job of looking inconspicuous among rocks than Peeta Mellark – still for my money the most unintentionally hilarious moment in modern cinema. And so many of their friends think they’d be perfect together. “I know where it’s coming from, I know they’re trying to establish dominance, but it hurts my feelings. To help you out, we’ve answered a few frequently asked questions about Mockingjay Part 2. (Needless to say, this post contains spoilers for the book and movie.) Black, oily matter spouts like a geyser from the street, billowing between the buildings, creating an impenetrable wall of darkness.

Mockingjay is dark, searing, and appropriately tragic — but in order to work on all the levels Collins wanted it to, the book needed to get the hell out of Katniss Everdeen’s head. Will Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss end up with Liam Hemsworth’s steadfast and jaded Gail, or the kindhearted and loyal Peeta Mellark played by Josh Hutcherson?

Yeah, us neither.) While the tar wave is rushing into the courtyard, Peeta has a psychotic break and tries to attack Katniss, Mitchell tackles him, and Peeta throws Mitchell towards the black tar. When the book opens, Katniss is suffering from post-traumatic stress that often leaves her shaking in hallways or panting in the middle of the night, terrified and angry. And isn’t that sort of gilding the lily? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The cameras in the courtyard are covered with tar, so when all of Squad 451—except for the Leeg sisters, who stay behind—move to another building across the courtyard, the cameras don’t record them doing it. The Capitol has captured and is torturing Peeta, Katniss’s loyal hometown companion in the Games, her onscreen fiancé, and the most prominent secondary character of the series.

Another theory is that, with the addition of the Divergent and Maze Runner franchises – both delivered sequels in 2015 – the dystopian-future YA space has become too cluttered. When the peacekeepers show up to kill the squad, they focus on the building the cameras had shown the squad running into while the tar-wave pod was going off. Put simply, the incredible scope of Mockingjay required more dynamic characters to speak through than Katniss and Peeta — and Collins had two such characters at her disposal in Johanna Mason and Finnick Odair.

Finnick is a handsome, endlessly charismatic champion from District 4 (at least in the book — casting the well-meaning but flat Sam Claflin did Finnick no favors in the movies). While it was beaten this year by the debuts of Fifty Shades of Grey, Fast & Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Minions and Spectre, it’s worth remembering that 2015 has been an exceptionally strong year for blockbusters. Over the course of the four movies the story transitions from an over-the-top comical parody of the ancient gladiatorial games to serious commentary of the power of celebrity and mass media. It’s implied that the peacekeepers have their own cameras built into their uniforms, and the angle of the footage broadcast by the Capitol suggests that it’s from a peacekeeper camera. Johanna, meanwhile, is a snarly victor from District 9, whose every spit barb drips with hatred for the Capitol. (She is played in the movies by Jena Malone, who wonderfully commits to Johanna’s acidic bite, even though she gets very little screen time.) While Finnick and Johanna won their respective Games within the decade prior to Katniss’s triumph, they’ve both lived through several lifetimes of pain, thanks to the Capitol’s cycle of punishment — it’s never-ending, even for victors.

Sony shouldn’t be too worried: Skyfall experienced a similarly hefty dip (down 47%) in its fourth frame, when it faced competition from the final Twilight film. Peeta and Katniss’s “on again, off again, on again because the Capitol says so” relationship is decidedly more fraught than the platonic one between Johanna and Finnick, who found each other after the Games and became fiercely loyal friends. The first half of the book, which provides the source material for Lionsgate’s first Mockingjay movie, follows Katniss and the other rebels in the bowels of District 13. There was no sense of “This is it!” unlike the arrival of the Rohirrim riders of Rohan to save the city of Gondor in “The Return Of The King.” It built up to a pop, not a bang. One of the only people she feels comfortable with is Finnick, who’s sick with worry over Johanna as well as another of the Capitol’s hostages: wan victor Annie Cressida, his fiancée.

All of the residents of the Capitol are invited to the president’s mansion, a move that Katniss deduces is intended to make Snow look good to his remaining loyalists. However, since we’re stuck in Katniss’s perspective, we spend much of Mockingjay’s first half mired in her trauma, lingering around the edges as commanders and diplomats barter and strategize. Spectre has now overtaken Titanic (£80.1m, including the 3D rerelease) to become the third-biggest film ever at the UK box office, after Skyfall and Avatar (£94.0m). Movies like this and Marvel’s “Avengers,” or “Lord Of The Rings,” all of which are adaptations from other media, always carry a burden with them. Halfway through the book, it’s Finnick who reveals that victors remain in danger long past their wins in the arena — which finally topples the crucial domino that makes Capitol residents question their actions.

His attack ad (or “propo,” in Hunger Games speak) begins with him talking straight into the camera. “President Snow used to … sell me … my body, that is,” Finnick says. “If a victor is considered desirable, the president gives them as a reward or allows people to buy them for an exorbitant amount of money. She, having read the books inside and out, backwards and forwards, multiple times a month since they came out, is a black belt in all things “Hunger Games.” She pointed out the changes and told me that, though she cries buckets of tears every time she’s read the book, the movies only left her teary-eyed – unlike the sobbing she had after Dobby or Thorin died.

But Collins has so much plot to get through that Finnick’s story is then relegated to Katniss summing it up from the sidelines: Finnick begins to weave a tapestry so rich in detail that you can’t doubt its authenticity. She says that as much as she loved the books, the movie characters, though really good, did not capture her heart the same way as the book characters did.

Nonetheless, Katniss abhors Gale’s tolerance for killing civilians and his continued support for Coin, and she thinks that Prim’s death is indirectly his fault. In Mockingjay Part 1, Katniss finds the cat in the kitchen of her family’s house in the Victors’ Village and then smuggles the cat into District 13 because her sister loves it so much. The first film in 18 years by Australian director Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof) offers an unusual mix of mystery, romance, family drama and broad satirical comedy. Despite a marketing campaign including illuminated posters on the London Underground, heist thriller Momentum, starring Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy and Morgan Freeman, failed to engage the interest of cinemagoers.

As Katniss herself puts it: “We have a job to do, and I sense that Finnick’s role will be far more effective than mine.” Part of what makes Mockingjay so interesting as the ending to a trilogy is that it muddies the moral waters to the point where Katniss is constantly questioning whom she can trust. The rebels are torn apart by opposing viewpoints, by disputes between those who want to honor a more upstanding code than the Capitol and those who would go to any lengths to destroy the Capitol.

Ever since its live debut in cinemas on 15 October, the RSC’s Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has been giving Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth film, starring Michael Fassbender, a run for its money. Finnick’s steady hope for a better future versus Johanna’s all-encompassing rage in calling for the Capitol’s destruction represent the two sides of the same rebel coin at Mockingjay’s core. Despite the fact that Katniss becomes the literal symbol of the rebellion, she’s left out of almost every major decision and struggles throughout the series to catch up on the years she missed.

It’s fair to say that production costs for the filmed Hamlet – a stage play that was in any case running at the Barbican, London – are significantly cheaper. NT Live’s presentation of Broadway show Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, was beamed into UK cinemas for the first time on Thursday, having previously played to cinemas in 2014 in other countries including Ireland. Namely: Finnick’s awful death during the rebel siege, which leaves him flailing in the depths of a sewer as the Capitol’s horrifying mutations (“mutts”) tear him to pieces. Admissions numbers – that’s bums on seats – are in for October and they show an uptick of 16% from the same month in 2014, and 30% up on October 2013.

But the loss of this universally beloved Panem hero could even be more devastating and affecting if we were able to spend some time in his head before he sacrificed himself to save his loved ones. He never once stops believing that the Capitol’s oppressive reign will end — and that hope trickles down to the thousands of citizens who look to him for inspiration.

She and Katniss form an unlikely friendship based on grudging mutual respect and the knowledge that neither would ever bullshit the other, because who has time for bullshit when you’re fighting an all-powerful megalomaniac? By the time the rebels rescue her from the Capitol, she is an “emaciated young woman with a shaved head … her flesh shows bruises and oozing scabs.” As she recovers in the hospital ward with Katniss, Johanna gets more dependent on “morphling” (The Hunger Games’ version of morphine), sinks into resentment, and, finally, pushes herself to train for war.

Her trauma from the torture she suffered in the Capitol is too much for her to overcome, leading her to fail a key stress test and be kept out of the action for the entire siege. But even if Collins needed to keep her on the sidelines, looking at the war through Johanna’s gallows humor would be a far more illuminating lens than Katniss’s dulled confusion.

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