The third motion picture in the Hunger Games franchise will hit the library in March, but you can reserve your copy today. Watch Katniss as she takes on the Capital in this action packed dystopia phenom.
Mockingjay Part 1 was released into theaters November of last year and has 333 million dollars in sales in the United States! Due to the high demand of this title, the Davenport library has ordered 30 copies on DVD and will order 3 additional copies on Blu Ray when they become available. The quickest way to get a copy of this title in your hands is to place a hold in the online catalog as soon as possible. Once you make a hold, your name will be added to the list of holds. A copy of this title will be sent to the Rivershare library location of your choice when it is your turn.
Don’t want to wait your turn? Well you are in luck! When the library can anticipate a high demand for a title, we set aside what are called BROWSE copies. These are copies of a title that live only on the New shelves. They cannot be reserved. Every time you visit the library check out the New Books and New Movies shelving to see what BROWSE items are on the shelf. They will have a green tag that says BROWSE. You might just get lucky and find that Mockingjay Part 1 is sitting on the shelf.
The Verdict: Mockingjay will not disappoint! Three yeas ago I was one of the many Katniss crazed readers that devoured all three Hunger Games books in the weeks leading up to the first movie release, and I have patiently waited year after year as each new movie slowly hits the big screen. Mockingjay was great! The movie follows the book well but includes insight to things happening in other districts that aren’t as clear to visualize while reading the first person perspective of Katniss in the books.
Award Watch: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) is nominated for best actress in an action movie by Broadcast Film Critics Association. For a list of other awards and nominations visit IMDb Mockingjay.
Fun Fact: Jennifer Lawrence also plays the mutant Mystique in X-Men First Class and X-Men Days of Futures Past and won an Oscar for Best Performance by a Female Actress for Silver Linings Playbook in 2013.