The Hunger Games is easily my favourite cinematic franchise ever. Today marks the one year anniversary of the release of the series finale, Mockingjay - Part Two. To celebrate, I'm taking a look back at the four film run, all of which were adapted from Suzanne Collins' trilogy, and attempting the impossible - putting them in order of worst to best! Be sure to let me know how you rank the four films and tell me all the reasons you love Katniss Everdeen's rise to the Young Adult elite.
4. The Hunger Games (2012)
Summary: The Hunger Games brilliantly sets the themes, tones and incredible standard of performances to expect from the next big franchise, that follows in the genre-defining footsteps of Harry Potter.
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One (2014)
Summary: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One's decision to focus on character development so closely to the finale greatly pays off, working with some darker themes and tones - all of which are championed by some of Lawrence's best work yet.
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part Two (2015)
Summary: The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part Two is a triumphant finale to an almost-faultless series, delving into the darkest and bleakest corners of the narrative of Katniss' final swan song, performed seamlessly by Jennifer Lawrence, sparking a more than satisfactory ending to the dystopian phenomenon.
For more of my ramblings on this excellent film, check out my FULL REVIEW, which was one of my earliest posts - as I'm very sure you can tell!