Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Malcomson, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Elden Henson, Wes Chatham, Sarita Choudhury, Stef Dawson, Patina Miller, Robert Knepper
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Dystopian action adventure sequel, first of two films, based on Suzanne Collins novel of the same name, directed by Francis Lawrence. The story picks up from the rescue of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) from the devastating Quarter Quell. She 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. However, as the revolution begins Katniss soon discovers that President Snow will use every weapon at his disposal to maintain control of Capitol and the Districts.
Our Favorite Quotes:‘People don't always show up the way you want them to.’ - Plutarch Heavensbee (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) Click To Tweet ‘It takes ten times longer to put yourself back together than it does to fall apart.’ - Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) Click To Tweet ‘It is the things we love most that destroy us.’ - President Snow (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) Click To Tweet ‘It's the worst torture in the world. Waiting, when you know there's nothing you can do.’ - President Alma Coin (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) Click To Tweet
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 92)
[first lines; Katniss is huddled in a corner muttering to herself]
Katniss Everdeen: Start simple. Start with what you know is the truth. My name is Katniss Everdeen. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. Peeta, Peeta was left behind.
[Katniss is interrupted as she’s been found hiding]
District 13 Citizen: Miss Everdeen? You can’t be here. I had a nightmare, just five more minutes.
District 13 Citizen: You need to sleep. We can help you sleep.
Katniss Everdeen: Just five more minutes.
they come to get her
Katniss Everdeen: No. No, please, don’t. It’s just five more…
[Katniss is grabbed by her arms]
Katniss Everdeen: Don’t touch me! Don’t! No! No! Get off of me!
[Katniss is taken back to her hospital room where she’s lying in bed, she hears someone sobbing, she leaves her room to investigate and finds it’s Finnick crying]
Katniss Everdeen: Finnick.
Finnick Odair: I wanted to go back for Peeta and Johanna, but I, uh, I couldn’t move.
[he looks a Katniss]
Finnick Odair: They have Annie, too. They took her. She’s, uh, she’s in the Capitol. I wish she was dead. I wish they were all dead and we were too.
[tears start rolling down Katniss’ face]
[Prim is brushing Katniss’ hair when Colonel Boggs enters the room]
Boggs: Miss Everdeen, Colonel Boggs, District 13’s head of security. I know you’ve been discharged, but President Coin’s requested to meet with you first.
Katniss Everdeen: Is there any news?
Boggs: I’m just here to escort you.
[as Boggs escorts Katniss they step into the elevator and make their way down]
Katniss Everdeen: We were always told there was nothing left of 13.
Boggs: Capitol bombed the surface to rubble. But we’re military, so we learned to survive down here. Preparing and training. The war never stopped for us.
[he escorts Katniss to a room where she finds Beetee, Plutarch Heavensbee and District 13’s President Alma Coin]
Plutarch Heavensbee: There she is, our Girl on Fire. Madam President, may I present you with The Mockingjay.
President Alma Coin: What an honor it is to meet you.
[Coin shakes Katniss’ hand]
President Alma Coin: You’re a courageous young woman. I know how disorienting this must be. And I can’t imagine what it’s like to live through the atrocities of those Games.
Katniss Everdeen: Katniss, President Alma Coin.
President Alma Coin: Please know how welcome you are. I hope you’ll find some comfort with us. We’ve known loss in 13, too.
Beetee: This is history. Right here at this table.
President Alma Coin: I apologize. I wish you had more time to recover, but unfortunately, we don’t have that luxury. Please, have a seat.
[Katniss takes the seat next to Coin at the conference table]
President Alma Coin: Are you aware of what’s happened? When you fired your arrow at the force field you electrified the nation. There have been riots and uprisings and strikes in seven districts. We believe that if we keep this energy going we can unify the districts against the Capitol. But if we don’t, if we let it dissipate, we could be waiting another seventy-five years for this opportunity. Everyone in 13 is ready for this.
Katniss Everdeen: What about Peeta? Is he alive?
Plutarch Heavensbee: I don’t know. And I wish that I did. But there’s no way for me to contact my operatives inside the Capitol.
Beetee: The Capitol has always suppressed communication between the districts. But I know their system very well. I managed to break through. All we need now is the perfect message.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Katniss, here’s what we need to do. We need to show them that The Mockingjay’s alive and well and willing to stand up and join this fight. Cause we need every district to stand up to this Capitol. The way you did. So we’re going to shoot a series of propaganda clips, propos, I like to call them, on The Mockingjay. Spreads the word that we’re going to stoke the fire of this rebellion. The fire that The Mockingjay started.
Katniss Everdeen: You left him there. You left Peeta in that arena to die.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Katniss, there are so many…
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta was the one who was supposed to live!
President Alma Coin: Miss Everdeen, this revolution is about everyone. It’s about all of us. And we need a voice.
Katniss Everdeen: Then you should’ve saved Peeta.
[Katniss gets up and walks out of the room escorted by Boggs]
President Alma Coin: Maybe you should have rescued the boy instead.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Oh, no. No, no, listen to me. No one else can do this but her.
President Alma Coin: This is not the girl you described.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Well obviously, we need to make it personal. Remind her who the real enemy is.
President Alma Coin: She knows who the enemy is, that’s not the issue.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Unless she’s forgotten. There’s explaining and there’s showing. Let her see what the Capitol did to 12.
President Alma Coin: She can’t handle it. The Games destroyed her.
Plutarch Heavensbee: This is the only choice you have. People don’t always show up the way you want them to, Madam President. But that anger, that anger-driven defiance, that’s what we want. And we can redirect it. We need to unite these people out there that have been doing nothing but killing each other in an arena for years. We have to have a lightning rod. They’ll follow her. She’s the face of the revolution. Let her see it. Let her go home.
President Alma Coin: Send her.
[as Boggs takes Katniss to the aircraft that is to take her to District 12 Katniss sees Gale standing by the aircraft, she runs over to him and embraces him]
Gale Hawthorne: I can’t believe you’re going through with this. You can say no.
Katniss Everdeen: I need to see it for myself.
Boggs: This way.
[Katniss and Gale enter the aircraft and it takes off; they land in District 12]
Gale Hawthorne: 13 swept everything, top to bottom so you’d be safe. You sure you don’t want me to go with you?
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah. I’m sure.
Gale Hawthorne: We’ll have our eyes on you from above.
[Katniss steps off the aircraft and looks around to find District 12 is mostly ruins and rubble, she walks around and breaks down when she finds bones and human remains; she then goes to her house, grabs her jacket and as she starts to collect some herb bottles Prim’s cat, Buttercup, gives her a scare]
Katniss Everdeen: Figures.
[she goes to grab Buttercup]
Katniss Everdeen: Hey! Come on. Don’t you want to see Prim?
[she puts Buttercup in her bag as he whimpers]
Katniss Everdeen: There you go. Oh, you’re breaking my heart.
[she goes to the office room, picks up the photo of her dad and puts in her bag when Buttercup whimpers again]
Katniss Everdeen: Shh.
[Katniss then notices a vase with wilted white roses, except for one that’s still blooming and realizes it must have been placed there by the Capitol]
[President Snow is getting a razor cut as he goes over his speech to the districts when his servant accidentally cuts his face]
President Snow: Egeria!
[Egeria enters the room]
President Snow: We need to fix these lines. I won’t say “rebels.” These are senseless acts of defiance, and I won’t legitimize them.
Egeria: We’ll call them “criminals.”
President Snow: Hm.
President Snow: Hm. Otherwise we’re breaking my oldest rule. Never let them see you bleed.
[sitting behind his desk, Snow gives his televises speech to the districts who all watch on massive screens]
President Snow: Citizens, tonight I address all of Panem as one. Since the Dark Days, Panem has had an unprecedented era of peace. It is a peace built upon cooperation and a respect for law and order. In the past weeks you have heard of sporadic violence following the actions of a few radicals in the Quarter Quell. Those who choose this destructive path, your actions are based on a misunderstanding of how we have survived, together. It is a contract. Each district supplies the Capitol, like blood to a heart. In return, the Capitol provides order and security. To refuse work is to put the entire system in danger. The Capitol is the beating heart of Panem. Nothing can survive without a heart.
[the Peacekeepers in each district bring forward a number of rebels]
President Snow: The criminals that kneel before you use symbols for the purpose of sedition, which is why all images of The Mockingjay are now forbidden. Possessing them will be considered treason. Punishable by death. Justice shall be served swiftly. Order shall be restored. To those who ignore the warnings of history…
[the Peacekeepers execute the rebels by shooting them in the back of the head]
President Snow: …prepare to pay the ultimate price.
[Katniss returns to her apartment in District 13 to find Prim and their mother]
Katniss’ Mother: It’s okay. We’re okay.
[she embraces Katniss]
Katniss’ Mother: We’re all here now.
[Primrose hears Buttercup in Katniss’ bag]
Primrose Everdeen: Buttercup!
[she goes over and picks him out of the bag]
Katniss Everdeen: I smuggled him in. I got Dad.
[she takes out the photo and hands it to her mother]
Katniss Everdeen: And I got some of your herbs from the kitchen.
Katniss’ Mother: They have strict rules. I don’t know what they’ll do if they find him here.
[citizens of District 13 are having a meal in a large dining area, Katniss is sat next to Gale in deep thought not eating]
Gale Hawthorne: You should try eat something.
[Katniss just looks down at her food, just then a video from Caesar Flickerman starts to play]
Caesar Flickerman: Hello. Good evening, and a big welcome to all in Panem. I’m Caesar Flickerman. And whoever you are, whatever it is you’re doing, if you’re working, put down your work. If you’re having dinner, stop having dinner. Because you are going to want to witness this tonight. There has been rampant speculation about what really happened
in the Quarter Quell. And here to shed a little light on the subject for us is a very special guest. Please welcome Mr. Peeta Mellark.
[Peeta, looking healthy and well dressed is sat next to Flickerman, Katniss rises in shock]
Caesar Flickerman: Peeta, a lot of people feel as though they are in the dark.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah, Yeah. I know how they feel.
Caesar Flickerman: Now, so set the stage for us. Talk us through what really happened on that final and controversial night.
[Katniss walks closer to the TV monitor to watch]
Peeta Mellark: Well, first off, you have to, you have to understand that when you’re in the Games you only get one wish. It’s very costly.
[whispering to herself as she watches in shock]
Katniss Everdeen: You’re alive.
Caesar Flickerman: It costs your life.
Peeta Mellark: I think it costs more than your life.
Caesar Flickerman: How do you mean? What’s more than your life?
Peeta Mellark: I mean to murder innocent people.
Caesar Flickerman: Aah.
Peeta Mellark: Now that costs everything that you are.
Caesar Flickerman: Yes. Yes.
Peeta Mellark: So you hold on to that one wish, and that night my wish was to save Katniss.
Caesar Flickerman: Yes.
Peeta Mellark: You know, I should’ve just run off with her, earlier in the day like she’d wanted.
Caesar Flickerman: But you didn’t.
Peeta Mellark: No.
Caesar Flickerman: Why? Were you caught up in Beetee’s plan?
Peeta Mellark: No, I was caught up trying to play allies. And then they separated us, and that’s when I lost her. And then the lightning hit, and, uh, and the whole force field around the arena just blew out.
Caesar Flickerman: Yes, but, Peeta, Katniss is the one who blew it out.
Peeta Mellark: No.
Caesar Flickerman: You saw the footage.
Peeta Mellark: No, she didn’t know what she was doing. Neither of us knew there was a bigger plan going on, we had no idea.
Caesar Flickerman: You had no idea?
Peeta Mellark: No.
Caesar Flickerman: Alright. Well, Peeta, there are many who find this suspicious to say the least.
Peeta Mellark: Mm-hmm.
Caesar Flickerman: It seems as though she was part of a rebel plan.
Peeta Mellark: What, do you think it was part of her plan to be almost killed by Johanna? Or part of the plan to be paralyzed by lightning? No, we were not part of any rebel plan. We had no idea what was going on.
Caesar Flickerman: Alright. I believe you, Peeta Mellark. Thank you.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
Caesar Flickerman: Now I was going to ask you to speak about the unrest, but I think you might be too upset.
Peeta Mellark: No. No, I can.
Caesar Flickerman: Are you sure?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah, absolutely.
Caesar Flickerman: Thank you.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
[Katniss continues to watch as Peeta looks into the camera]
Peeta Mellark: I want everyone who’s watching to stop and to think about what a civil war could mean. We almost went extinct once before, and now our numbers are even fewer.
[the crowd watching in District 13 starts mumbling in shock at Peeta’s words]
District 13 Citizen #1: He’s one of them.
Peeta Mellark: Is this really what we want to do? Kill ourselves off? Killing is not the answer.
District 13 Citizen #2: I can’t believe he’s doing this.
Peeta Mellark: Everyone needs to lay down their weapons immediately.
District 13 Citizen #3: Traitor!
Peeta Mellark: For all of us.
District 13 Citizen #4: He’s not one of us!
District 13 Citizen #5: This is treason!
Caesar Flickerman: Are you calling for a ceasefire?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah, I am.
[the crowd watching continue yelling and shouting at Peeta]
District 13 Citizen #6: You’re a puppet!
District 13 Citizen #7: Hang him!
Peeta Mellark: I want everyone to stop the senseless violence. This is not the path to change.
District 13 Citizen #8: Traitor!
Peeta Mellark: It’s not the path to justice.
[Katniss is sat in her apartment when Gale walks in and sits beside her]
Katniss Everdeen: There can’t be a ceasefire, not after everything Snow’s done.
Gale Hawthorne: He could have done a lot of damage tonight. Most districts people are still too afraid to join, they need the courage.
Katniss Everdeen: Why do you think he said that?
Gale Hawthorne: I don’t know, maybe he was forced.
[he pauses a moment]
Gale Hawthorne: He didn’t look that bad. Maybe he made some kind of deal to protect you.
Katniss Everdeen: He’s still playing the game.
[Katniss wakes up from a nightmare yelling, suddenly Peeta rushes in from the next room]
Katniss Everdeen: I’m sorry. It’s just a nightmare.
Peeta Mellark: That’s okay, I get them, too.
[Peeta turns to leave]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta.
[he looks back at her]
Katniss Everdeen: Will you stay with me?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
[he walks over to Katniss, gets in bed next to her and puts his arms around her holding her]
Peeta Mellark: Always.
[just then Katniss wakes up to find she was just dreaming about Peeta]
Primrose Everdeen: Hey. Can’t sleep?
[Katniss shakes her head, Primrose gets into bed next to Katniss]
Primrose Everdeen: Tell me what’s happening. I’m good at keeping secrets, even from Mom.
Katniss Everdeen: No one hates the Capitol more than me, and I want to help, but I just keep thinking, even if we win this war, what happens to Peeta? And I know he’s not safe there, but he’s definitely not safe here.
Primrose Everdeen: I don’t think you know how important you are to them. If you want something, you just have to ask. You could demand almost anything, they’d have to agree to it.
Katniss Everdeen: I should wake you up more often, Little Duck.
Primrose Everdeen: Get some sleep now.
[Katniss nods her head]
Katniss Everdeen: You, too.
[Katniss meets with Coin and Heavensbee]
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you for agreeing to meet with me. I’ve decided I’ll be your Mockingjay, but I have some conditions.
[she takes out a piece of paper and starts reading off her conditions]
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta and the other Tributes, Johanna Mason and Annie Cresta, will be rescued at the earliest opportunity. If and when Peeta is liberated, he will receive a full and unconditional pardon. No punishment will be inflicted. And the same goes for the other Tributes.
[Coin and Heavensbee look at her for a moment]
President Alma Coin: No.
Katniss Everdeen: It’s not their fault you abandoned them in the arena. They’re doing and saying whatever they can to survive.
President Alma Coin: Individuals don’t make demands in 13. There will be a tribunal and a fair judgment. Thank you.
Katniss Everdeen: The Victors will be granted immunity and you will announce that in front of the entire population of 13. You will hold yourself and your government responsible or you will find another Mockingjay.
[to Coin pointing to Katniss]
Plutarch Heavensbee: That’s it. That’s her. Right there. Isn’t that who I promised you? Now if she wears the costume, gunfire in the background, a hint of smoke: Our Mockingjay.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Madam President, we’re losing ground because the people are losing heart. This is worth the risk. She’s worth the risk. Pardons, tribunals, power of the people, it can all be the bedrock of the new Panem. But in wartime I think even the noblest of causes can be bent a little bit. Right?
President Alma Coin: Do you have any other conditions?
[Katniss looks down at her piece of paper]
Katniss Everdeen: My sister gets to keep her cat.
[Heavensbee knocks on Effie Trinket’s apartment door and opens it]
Effie Trinket: Go away.
[she turns to look at Heavensbee]
Effie Trinket: Is it visiting hours again?
[Heavensbee enters and closes the door]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Miss Trinket, you see this door. It opens, from the inside. I’ve told you, these are the standard living quarters. Same as everyone. You’re not a prisoner, you’re free to join the rest of 13.
Effie Trinket: Not looking like this. Thank you very much.
Plutarch Heavensbee: We have a bigger issue than wardrobe, Miss Trinket. Katniss has agreed to be The Mockingjay.
Effie Trinket: That poor thing.
Plutarch Heavensbee: And your Girl on Fire is burnt out. I need you to join this team now. I need someone she trusts.
Effie Trinket: What about Haymitch?
Plutarch Heavensbee: He’s drying out in some facility a mile down.
Effie Trinket: Aiding rebels is not really my forte.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Miss Trinket, your days in the Capitol are over, no matter what happens here. If you want to play a prisoner of war, fine. Stay here and rot. I’ll find someone else to be The Mockingjay’s escort.
[Heavensbee opens the door to leave]
Effie Trinket: Who?
Plutarch Heavensbee: Anyone can be replaced.
Effie Trinket: Not your Mockingjay. There isn’t a soul in this dungeon who knows the first thing about Katniss. You honestly believe one of these cave dwellers is going to take my place? No.
[Heavensbee smiles and nods his head]
[everyone on District 13 gathers to hear Coin give a speech]
President Alma Coin: Good afternoon. Thank you for interrupting your schedules. They have already been adjusted to compensate for the delay.
[whispering to Primrose as they listen to Coin]
Katniss Everdeen: I hardly ever see children around here.
President Alma Coin: Please, check in with your unit supervisors when you resume work.
[whispers back to Katniss]
Primrose Everdeen: A lot of them were lost in an epidemic a few years ago. Coin lost her family, too. Daughter and a husband.
President Alma Coin: I have an announcement for the citizens of 13, and our welcome guests from 12. Katniss Everdeen has consented to be the face of our cause to help unite the districts against the Capitol.
[Katniss notices Finnick listening in the crowd and starts making her way towards him]
President Alma Coin: In exchange, I have promised several concessions. First, we’ll assess all opportunities for the extraction of the Victors held hostage in the Capitol. Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason…
[there’s murmur amongst the crowd showing they are not pleased]
Katniss Everdeen: Finnick, I made the deal for Annie, too.
President Alma Coin: …and Annie Cresta. Once freed, they will be granted full pardon for any and all crimes committed against the rebel cause.
[there’s a louder reaction of displeasure from the crowd; to Katniss]
Finnick Odair: Good. That’s good, Katniss.
President Alma Coin: If Katniss Everdeen fails to fulfill her duties, the deal will be off. Thank you for your attention. Please, resume your daily schedules.
[as Coin finishes her speech she turns to find Heavensbee with Effie]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Madam President. Effie Trinket.
President Alma Coin: Welcome to 13.
[they shake hands]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Madam President, may I say you are so very concise.
Effie Trinket: Mmm.
President Alma Coin: You believe that there’s more to be said?
Plutarch Heavensbee: May I speak freely?
President Alma Coin: You don’t appear to do anything else.
[Coin notices Effie looking her up and down]
Plutarch Heavensbee: I’m only talking about salesmanship. The thing with revolutions, they’re a tender flame, they need to be nurtured with a little kindling and warmth. Bit of oxygen.
Effie Trinket: Mm. Oxygen.
Plutarch Heavensbee: One sure way to put it out is to smother it.
President Alma Coin: Or to use up all the air in the room. Excuse me.
[Coin walks off]
Effie Trinket: You know what could use a revolution? That hair.
[Katniss notices Effie having a meal in the dining hall]
Katniss Everdeen: Effie?
Effie Trinket: Oh! Well.
[Katniss goes over to Effie and they embrace]
Katniss Everdeen: What are you doing here?
Effie Trinket: I’m a political refugee.
Katniss Everdeen: Plutarch rescued you?
Effie Trinket: Rescued, yes, that’s what he calls it. You and I were both in the dark. Now I’m condemned to this life of jumpsuits.
[to Gale who has joined them]
Effie Trinket: It is wonderful to see you again.
[she holds his hand for a moment]
Effie Trinket: Can you believe this place? I miss coffee. I never knew anyplace could be so strict. I mean, I thought at least in the higher ranks there’d be some side action. I miss my wigs.
[referring to her head scarf]
Effie Trinket: Luckily, I remembered that this was all the rage when I was coming up. You know, everything old can be made new again, like democracy. Which brings me to this.
[she gives Katniss a folder with the final designs of Cinna]
Katniss Everdeen: Cinna. He’s dead, isn’t he?
Effie Trinket: Yes, dear. He made Plutarch promise not to show you this until you’d decided to be The Mockingjay on your own. He knew the risks, as we all do.
[as Katniss looks through Cinna’s folder she notices a note from him that says, “I’m still betting on you!”]
Effie Trinket: He believed in this revolution. He believed in you.
Katniss Everdeen: They’re beautiful.
Effie Trinket: They have it. They have the Mockingjay outfit. There’s not much of a prep team here in 13, but we will make you the best-dressed rebel in history.
[Heavensbee enters a controls room]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Okay. Bring up the lights.
[the lights in the studio are turned on and we see Katniss, dressed in her Mockingjay outfit complete with bow and arrow, standing in the middle of the room, Effie walks towards her]
Effie Trinket: Cinna’s final touch.
[she puts the mockingjay pin on Katniss’ outfit]
Effie Trinket: Everyone’s either going to want to kiss you, kill you, or be you.
[via the speakers]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Okay, let’s bring up the setting.
[the system operators bring up a backdrop setting in the studio where Katniss is standing]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Huh.
[Katniss looks around her but sees nothing]
Plutarch Heavensbee: A little wind.
[the fans are turned on]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Okay, Katniss, we’re going to start you down on one knee.
Katniss Everdeen: Okay.
Plutarch Heavensbee: And as you rise up, you’re going to hold your flag in the air and deliver your line. And remember you’ve just stormed the outskirts of the Capitol arm-in-arm with your brothers and sisters.
Katniss Everdeen: Okay.
[Katniss gets down on one knee]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Whenever you’re ready.
[Katniss rises and starts to deliver her speech for the propaganda video]
Katniss Everdeen: People of Panem, we fight, we dare, we…
[Katniss suddenly hesitates]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Does she know the line?
Katniss Everdeen: I know. I know it. I got it. I’m sorry.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Okay, Alright. Let’s do it again.
Effie Trinket: She’s warming up.
[Katniss gets back into positions again]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Alright. Okay. With energy. Go.
[Katniss rises again and starts the speech which comes off as unnatural and awkward]
Katniss Everdeen: People of Panem, we fight! We dare to end this hunger for justice!
Plutarch Heavensbee: You’ve just been in battle! I’m sorry. Excuse my outburst. You’ve just been in battle. Let’s try it again. Whenever you’re ready.
[Katniss starts her speech again]
Katniss Everdeen: People of Panem, we fight! We dare to end this hunger for justice!
[again she comes off awkward and unconvincing, just then Haymitch enters slowly clapping his hands]
Haymitch Abernathy: And that, my friends, is how a revolution dies.
[Haymitch walks over to where Katniss is standing]
Haymitch Abernathy: Hello, Katniss.
[Katniss just looks at him]
Haymitch Abernathy: Is this how you greet an old friend?
Katniss Everdeen: Maybe I don’t recognize you sober.
[Haymitch blows his nose loudly]
Haymitch Abernathy: I guess it looks as bad as it feels.
[Coin and her team, including Heavensbee, Effie and Haymitch watch Katniss’ video]
Katniss Everdeen: People of Panem, we fight! We dare! We end this hunger for justice!
[after the video finishes there’s a moments awkward silence]
Haymitch Abernathy: Uh, Madam President, indulge me for a moment, if you would. Let’s everybody think of one incident where Katniss Everdeen genuinely moved you. Not where you were jealous of her hairstyle or her dress went up in flames or she made a halfway decent shot with an arrow, and not where Peeta made you like her. No, I’d like you all to think of one moment where she made you feel something real.
Effie Trinket: Oh.
[Effie puts up her hand]
Effie Trinket: When she volunteered for her sister at the Reaping.
Haymitch Abernathy: Excellent example. Okay. Now…
[he clears the monitor screen]
Haymitch Abernathy: I hope that wasn’t important.
Haymitch Abernathy: Uh, okay.
[he writes on the screen]
Haymitch Abernathy: “Volunteer for sister.” Good. What else?
Effie Trinket: Oh. When she sang that song for little Rue.
Haymitch Abernathy: Oh, yeah. Who didn’t get choked up at that?
Effie Trinket: Mm.
Haymitch Abernathy: You know, I like you better, Effie, without all that makeup.
Effie Trinket: Well, I like you better sober.
Beetee: When she chose Rue as an ally, as well.
Effie Trinket: Mm, yeah.
Haymitch Abernathy: Now, what do all these have in common?
Gale Hawthorne: No one told her what to do.
Beetee: Unscripted, yes. So maybe we should just leave her alone.
Boggs: And wash her face. She’s still a girl, you made her look thirty-five.
Plutarch Heavensbee: The opportunities for spontaneity are obviously lacking below ground. So what you’re suggesting is we toss her into combat?
President Alma Coin: I can’t sanction putting an untrained civilian in battle just for effect. This is not the Capitol.
Haymitch Abernathy: That is exactly what I’m suggesting. Put her in the field.
President Alma Coin: No, we can’t protect her.
Haymitch Abernathy: It has to come from her. That’s what people respond to. You want a symbol for the revolution, she cannot be coached into it. Trust me, I know.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Maybe there’s someplace that’s less dangerous.
Beetee: District 8. They reported heavy bombing last week. There are no military targets left.
President Alma Coin: We can’t guarantee her safety.
Katniss Everdeen: You’ll never be able to guarantee my safety. I want to go.
President Alma Coin: And if you’re killed?
Katniss Everdeen: Make sure you get it on camera.
[Beetee takes Katniss and Gale to his work station]
Beetee: I’ve made you some surprises.
[Gale looks at the automatic bow Beetee has made]
Beetee: Maybe you want to try one out.
[Gale picks up the bow]
Beetee: If you’re going to be a part of Katniss propo team, you may as well look the part.
[Gale aims and shoots an arrow and as it hits its target it explodes]
Beetee: And this one is for you.
[Katniss goes over to Beetee]
Beetee: Plutarch wanted you to have a weapon for the sake of the propos, but I couldn’t just make you a fashion accessory.
[Katniss picks up the bow]
Katniss Everdeen: It’s beautiful.
Beetee: And look here.
[he points to the color-coded arrows]
Beetee: Regular. Incendiary. Explosive arrows. All color-coded. And tell Finnick I’ve got a trident for him, when he’s ready. Might just cheer him, cheer him up.
[Katniss takes an arrow and aims to shoot it when Beetee stops her]
Beetee: Uh, let’s not fire the red ones in here.
[Boggs walks Katniss through District 13’s weapons room]
Katniss Everdeen: You had all of this and you just left the districts to fend for themselves?
Boggs: It’s not that simple, Katniss. We barely survived. We weren’t in any kind of shape to launch a counterattack. Yeah, we could’ve bombed the Capitol but they would’ve retaliated with at least twice the firepower. Then what? There would’ve been nobody left to claim victory.
Katniss Everdeen: Sounds like exactly what Peeta said when you all called him a traitor.
[pointing to the aircraft]
Boggs: This way, soldier.
Effie Trinket: You are camera-ready.
[Boggs and Katniss join them; to Katniss]
Effie Trinket: Doesn’t your comrade look handsome?
Boggs: Let’s go.
[Boggs, Katniss and Gale enter the aircraft]
Effie Trinket: Come back safe.
[inside the aircraft Heavensbee is with Cressida and her team]
Plutarch Heavensbee: Quick introductions, Katniss. These people have come a long way to support the cause. This is Cressida. In my opinion one of the best up-and-coming directors in the Capitol.
Cressida: Until I up and left.
Katniss Everdeen: Hey.
Plutarch Heavensbee: Let’s see what you can do. Alright. Be careful.
[Heavensbee leaves the aircraft]
Cressida: This is my assistant, Messalla.
Messalla: It’s an honor to meet you.
Cressida: And your cameramen over there, Castor.
Cressida: And Pollux.
[Pollux nods to Katniss who nods back]
Boggs: Let’s get locked in.
[they all take their seats in the aircraft, and get ready to take off; to Pollux, who’s sat next to her]
Katniss Everdeen: You’re all from the Capitol? Plutarch got you out?
Cressida: Don’t expect much chitchat from him. He’s an Avox. Capitol cut his tongue out years ago. And, no, it wasn’t any sort of rescue, if that’s what you mean. We all fled on our own. For this. For you.
[they take off and soon land in District 8]
Boggs: This has got to be fast. In and out.
[they get off the aircraft]
Boggs: Move out.
[they meet with one of District 8’s citizens; to Katniss]
Commander Paylor: You’re alive then. We weren’t sure.
Boggs: Katniss, Commander Paylor, District 8.
Boggs: Katniss has been recovering, but she insisted on coming out and seeing some of your wounded.
Commander Paylor: Well, we’ve got plenty of those.
[Paylor leads them off]
[Paylor takes Katniss and her propo team to District 8’s hospital, they walk through an area filled with corpses]
Commander Paylor: We have a mass grave a few blocks west, but I can’t spare the manpower to move them yet. Hospital’s past that curtain. Any hope you can give them, it’s worth it. The Capitol’s done everything they can to break us.
Gale Hawthorne: Aren’t you worried about having all your wounded in one place?
Commander Paylor: I think it’s better than leaving them to die.
Gale Hawthorne: That’s not what I meant.
Commander Paylor: Well, that’s my only other option. If you can come up with another, I’m all ears. It’s right through here.
[Paylor opens the curtains to reveal an area full of sick and wounded people; to Cressida]
Katniss Everdeen: Don’t film me in there. I can’t help them.
Cressida: Just let them see your face. Huh?
[Katniss nods her head]
[Katniss enters the hospital area, she becomes emotional as she sees all the wounded when suddenly everyone becomes silent as they notice her]
D8 Female Patient: Katniss Everdeen? What are you doing here?
Katniss Everdeen: I came to see you.
D8 Old Woman: What about the baby?
Katniss Everdeen: I lost it.
Eddy: Are you fighting, Katniss? Are you here to fight with us?
Katniss Everdeen: I am. I will.
[Eddy gives her the three-finger salute and the rest of the people in the hospital do the same; to Pollux as they film the scene with everyone saluting Katniss]
Cressida: Tighter. Tighter, tighter.
Antonius: Sir, some cameras were damaged in the bombings, but we confirmed it’s her.
[he shows Snow footage of Katniss and her propo team arriving in District 8]
President Snow: Zoom in.
Antonius: She was visiting a makeshift hospital. We’re not sure if she’s still there.
President Snow: Hm.
Antonius: We can scramble hovercraft from the border of 11. We may be able to target her.
President Snow: Hmm. Kill the wounded.
President Snow: You wrote that speech yourself, Egeria. Any association with the Mockingjay symbol is forbidden. Everyone inside that hospital has committed treason.
President Snow: Show them what it costs to be friends with Katniss Everdeen.
[as they walk through District 8; to Katniss]
Gale Hawthorne: Your mom’s going to be proud of you when she sees the footage.
Gale Hawthorne: Will this play in the districts?
Cressida: It’ll be tattooed on their eyes.
Boggs: There’s a problem.
Gale Hawthorne: What kind of problem?
Boggs: Incoming bombers from the north. We need to find cover now.
Commander Paylor: There’s a bunker in there.
[an alarm goes off as Paylor leads Katniss and the rest of the team to the bunker]
Commander Paylor: Straight ahead and down the stairs.
[Katniss hears the bombing and runs to see what’s happening outside]
Gale Hawthorne: Katniss! Katniss!
Boggs: Everdeen! Everdeen!
[Katniss finds an area where there’s a massive hole in the wall and she watches as the people of District 8 are shooting]
Boggs: Gale, back away from the wall!
[suddenly there’s a massive explosion]
[to Katniss after the explosion]
Gale Hawthorne: You okay?
[as a massive pillar is about to fall on the building]
[Katniss and Gale run to the other side as the pillar crashes down, as they watch the firebombers]
Gale Hawthorne: They’re going after something to the south.
Katniss Everdeen: That’s towards the hospital. They’re circling back around. Come on!
[Katniss and Gale run to the roof of another building and watch the firebombers bomb the hospital]
Katniss Everdeen: That’s the hospital. They’re targeting the hospital.
[Katniss and Gale aim their arrows at two approaching firebombers and fire their explosive arrows taking them down, they then rush towards the burning hospital]
Katniss Everdeen: Help them! Help them! Get them out!
[Gale stops her from getting any closer to the burning hospital]
[Cressida is shooting her footage as Katniss watches the hospital burn in horror]
Cressida: Katniss? Katniss, can you tell everyone what you’re seeing right now? Katniss, what do you want to say?
[Katniss turns and Cressida points to the camera on Pollux’s helmet]
Katniss Everdeen: I want the rebels to know that I’m alive! That I’m in District 8 where the Capitol just bombed a hospital filled with unarmed men, women and children! And there will be no survivors! If you think for one second that the Capitol will ever treat us fairly you are lying to yourselves! Because we know who they are and what they do.
[pointing to the burning hospital behind her]
Katniss Everdeen: This is what they do! And we must fight back!
[she turns to face Castor and the camera on his helmet]
Katniss Everdeen: I have a message for President Snow. You can torture us and bomb us and burn our districts to the ground. But do you see that? Fire is catching. And if we burn, you burn with us!
[she drops to her knees, tears roll down her face as she watches the hospital burn]
[citizens in District 13 are gathered around watching the footage of Katniss giving her speech]
Katniss Everdeen: We know who they are and what they do. This is what they do! And we must fight back. You can torture us and bomb us and burn our districts to the ground.
[to Katniss as they watch the footage]
President Alma Coin: Plutarch’s faith in you wasn’t misplaced.
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.
[footage sound in the background]
Katniss Everdeen: But do you see that? Fire is catching.
President Alma Coin: Come up with me for the beginning.
[footage sound in the background]
Katniss Everdeen: And if we burn, you burn with us!
[as the footage ends the crowd cheers and applauds]
[Katniss stands next to Coin as she addresses District 13 citizens]
President Alma Coin: There is no progress without compromise; no victory without sacrifice. But I stand here with The Mockingjay to announce that our moment has arrived.
[she holds Katniss’ hand up and the crowd cheers, then Katniss turns and walks back to join the propo team as Coin continues her speech]
President Alma Coin: Beetee has increased our use of the airwaves tenfold. We will broadcast this message to all the districts tonight. The Mockingjay’s words inspiring everyone to join the rebellion. Together we will become an alliance to be reckoned with.
[the crowd cheers and starts chanting]
Crowd: Hoorah! Hoorah! Hoorah! Hoorah! Hoorah…
Finnick Odair: You don’t like hearing a fight song at a funeral, huh? The more people on our side, the closer we are to Peeta and Annie.
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah.
[as a group of lumberjacks are being escorted by Peacekeepers through the wood]
Voice on Speaker: By order of President Snow daily production quotas have been increased. All work shifts will be extended by an extra two hours. Failure to meet these quotas will not be tolerated. By order of President Snow daily production quotas have been increased.
[one of the lumberjacks notices the mockingjay symbol carved on a tree and does the three-note whistle, suddenly the rest of the lumberjacks start running and the Peacekeepers stars shooting at them, then the lumberjacks climb up the trees]
Lumberjack Rebel: If we burn, you burn with us!
[suddenly a few mines explode killing the Peacekeepers, the lumberjacks cheer]
[Katniss is sat in her apartment alone thinking when Gale enters]
Gale Hawthorne: I got good news.
Katniss Everdeen: What?
Gale Hawthorne: Coin agreed to let us hunt above ground.
[later Gale and Katniss go hunting in the woods, Katniss draws her arrow to aim at a deer nearby when the deer looks at them]
Katniss Everdeen: It’s not even afraid of us.
Gale Hawthorne: It’s cause they’ve never been hunted before. It’s almost not fair.
[Katniss and Gale walk over to the edge of the river, they sit and have a quiet moment with Katniss leaning her head on Gale’s shoulder when they are interrupted by Gale’s phone]
Gale Hawthorne: They want us back.
[back at District 13 as they walk over to the elevator]
Gale Hawthorne: They asked us to head for Command.
Katniss Everdeen: Alright. I got to drop these off.
[as they get off the elevator they see Flickerman talking on the TV with Peeta again]
Caesar Flickerman: She was arguably our favorite Tribute. And I think that’s what we all find most astonishing, is that this girl was adored in the Capitol. And I think for you, Peeta, it must be particularly painful.
[Peeta is sat holding a white rose in his hand]
I wish I could give this rose to you, Katniss.
[commenting as she watches]
Katniss Everdeen: He’s changed so much already. What are they doing to him?
Caesar Flickerman: A sweet gesture for a girl who has inspired such violence. You must love her very much to be able to forgive her.
[commenting as she watches]
Peeta Mellark: He’s shaking.
Caesar Flickerman: I don’t think that I could. Unless, of course, Peeta, you think that perhaps she’s being forced into saying things that she doesn’t even understand.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah. Yeah, that’s exactly what I think.
Katniss Everdeen: Even his voice is different.
Peeta Mellark: I think they’re using her to whip up the rebels. I doubt she even knows what’s happening and what’s really at stake.
Caesar Flickerman: Now, Peeta, I doubt that the rebels will ever let her see this. But if they do, what would you say to her? To Katniss Everdeen, the once sweet Katniss Everdeen. What would you say?
Peeta Mellark: I would, I would tell her to think for herself.
Caesar Flickerman: Yes.
[Peeta looks at the camera with tears rolling down his face]
Peeta Mellark: Don’t be a fool, Katniss. I know you never wanted the rebellion. The things that you did in the Games were never intended to start all of this. The rebels have made you into something that you’re not, something that could destroy all of us. So if you have any power or any say in what they do or how they use you; please, please, urge them to stop this war before it’s too late, and ask yourself, can you trust the people you’re working with? Do you know what they really want?
Gale Hawthorne: We need to respond.
Caesar Flickerman: Thank you, Peeta Mellark, for these revelations about the real Mockingjay.
[Katniss turns to Gale]
Katniss Everdeen: Did you see what he looks like?
Gale Hawthorne: I saw a coward.
Katniss Everdeen: You don’t have any idea what he’s going through.
Gale Hawthorne: I don’t care! I would never say what he just said. Not if they tortured me, not with a gun to my head.
Katniss Everdeen: That is the same Peeta that defended you at the whipping post.
Gale Hawthorne: No, it’s not. Now he’s only defending himself.
[Gale phone rings]
Gale Hawthorne: Coin’s called a meeting, we need to respond.
[Gale turns and starts walking off]
Katniss Everdeen: When did “we” become you and Coin?
Gale Hawthorne: Everyone has a choice. How can he sit there in the Capitol and defend the people who destroyed his home and murdered his family?
Katniss Everdeen: He doesn’t know. How could he? Nobody’s seen what the Capitol did to 12. I have to show them.
[as Katniss and the propo team are getting off the aircraft in District 12]
Cressida: So I want to start with you in front of the Justice Building, okay?
[to Messalla; referring to the destroyed Justice Building]
Cressida: Bang. First shot.
[Katniss walks over to the rubble that was the Justice Building]
Cressida: Katniss, tell us what happened here.
Gale Hawthorne: We were all standing right here watching the Games when you fired that arrow. The screens just went dark. Nobody had any idea what happened. Peacekeepers forced us back into our homes. For maybe an hour, the town was just dead quiet. Little past nine we heard their trucks pulling out. All of them, every single Peacekeeper. And I knew what that meant. Me and a couple of guys from the mines, we started pulling people from their houses and tried to get them to the fence line but a lot of people were scared of the forest. So they headed up onto the road. Make a break for it that way.
[to Pollux as he’s filming]
Cressida: Stay with Gale.
[Gale starts walking through the rubbles of District 12, the team follow behind him]
Gale Hawthorne: Nine hundred and fifteen of us made it to the fence. Then we watched as bombers circled back towards the road. They firebombed them as they ran away.
[they stop as they see the dead corpses ahead of them]
Gale Hawthorne: Nine hundred and fifteen out of ten thousand. I should’ve grabbed people, I should’ve dragged them with me. Some of the kids I could’ve carried.
Cressida: You saved so many people, Gale. Without you, there would be no District 12. Not even the memory of it.
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