While I sit here and hope Them There Eyes hasn’t been eaten by a bear on her camping adventure, we’re off to the next guest post!
Today, JJ is here to talk about the glorious potential of the Mockingjay Part 1 movie to show us interesting scenes outside of Katniss’ limited point-of-view!
So, an interview blurb came out and some people didn’t like the things Francis Lawrence said about Peeta. This wasn’t the first time, or the hundredth time, and certainly won’t be the last time people get worried or upset by the way Peeta is interpreted/changed/underdeveloped/not included enough in marketing, etc.
But it got me thinking again, how are they going to make Mockingjay Part 1 a movie that a lot of fans don’t hate? Or at the very least, see only once as opposed to their three, four, five PLUS trips to the theater for The Hunger Games?
If filmmakers divide the book about evenly between the two movies, the only scenes with Peeta are a couple of televised appearances.
But wait you say- it’s a movie! We can have new scenes not tied to Katniss’s POV! And this is where I get super excited. With the extra time of having two movies for Mockingjay, there is room to flesh out some of what goes down in the Capitol. Think of the possibilities.
The Aftermath of the Quarter Quell. Could we finally discover what happens to the victors that aren’t rescued to District 13? To Effie? And I’d love to see some initial mind game-heavy scenes between Snow and Peeta or Snow and Johanna. Peeta doesn’t really have any interaction with Snow that we know about up to this point. And is Johanna her defiant self when face to face with Snow?
Peeta and Johanna bonding in the cellblock. Orange Is the New Black, only about a thousand times more messed up.
The Hijacking. Gulp. I don’t exactly want to see this, and it will be a PG-13 movie so fortunately it can’t get TOO graphic. But I am interested in how the filmmakers interpret these scenes. Will they make it more ambiguous torture so non-book reading audiences are surprised when Peeta attacks Katniss? Or will they assume that most people already know and just flat out show Snow’s intentions?
The Rescue. Very little is revealed about the rescue mission, only that it was “a little too easy.” Details please!
Mockingjay Part 1 has the potential to be the most surprising of all the movies. And I couldn’t be happier about it.