[2014 Movie Review]- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Last weekend, Jacqueline and I were graciously invited by the folks from Dolby Asia and The Influencer Network to catch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the Cathay Cineplex [JEM] and we had an enjoyable time watching the movie. [Image Credits to The Hunger Games Official Website]

Our Personal Review/Opinion of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

For all the fans of The Hunger Games trilogy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is truly a movie not to be missed. In fact, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is so good that we really wouldn’t mind watching it a second time.

Though there weren’t much action scenes but probably more conversations than the previous movies, we felt that it was perfectly alright as Director Francis Lawrence might probably want to build up the plot in preparation for the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in November 2015.

[Image Credits to The Hunger Games Official Website]

As we caught The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the Cathay Digital Xtreme Theatre which features one of the largest Dolby Atmos installations in Singapore, we were expecting the sound to be realistic and multi-dimensional but those were quite evident in the Dolby Atmos show reels before the movie.

Short Video Clip Of How Dolby Atmos Works

However, having said that, we don’t deny the fact that some movie-goers might be able to notice the sound difference. As for us, we felt that the sound was crisp and clear. In certain scenes of the movie, the sound effects were pretty immersive and it made us feel like we were part of the movie.

If you are watching The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at a Dolby Atmos Theatre, our recommendation is to go for the center seats in the middle of the theatre; this way, you will be well-positioned to receive the best sound experience.

Should you wish to replicate the Dolby Atmos movie experience, you will be pleased to know that it is also available for home theatre systems with the Onkyo Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.

[Image Credits to Dolby Asia Facebook Page]

For more information about Dolby Atmos, do check out Dolby Asia's Official Facebook Page.

Movie Plot of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Following her rescue from the devastating Quarter Quell, Katniss [Jennifer Lawrence] awakes in the complex beneath the supposedly destroyed District 13. Her home, District 12, has been reduced to rubble, and Peeta Mellark [Josh Hutcherson] is now the brainwashed captive of President Snow [Donald Sutherland]. At the same time, Katniss also learns about a secret rebellion spreading throughout all of Panem; a rebellion that will place her at the center of a plot to turn the tables on Snow.

Movie Trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1