Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) mentors and develops feelings for the female District 12 tribute during the 10th Hunger Games (IMDB).

I have seen all of the Hunger Games films and had no idea what to expect from this film because it is a prequel. I prefer avoiding preconceived notions because I like to take them at face value.

This film is well-written, and the characters are nuanced because you begin to care for most of them. Tom Blyth as Coriolanus and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird are convincing in their leading roles because you become invested in them and want to see them succeed. Peter Dinklage as Dean Casca Highbottom and Viola Davis as Dr. Volumnia Gaul deliver excellent supporting characters who add to the complexity of this film.

This film is less robust in the visual effects area than in the previous films because this is a prequel; therefore, the games are in the “real world.”

This film was entertaining because it kept me guessing, like in the other movies. I didn’t know who would win the game or how certain characters would act in this situation. I would catch a matinee to see this one.

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