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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
(2015)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Peter Bateman
Jon Kull
Jeff Atmajian
John Ashton Thomas
Peter Boyer

Co-Produced by:
Jim Weidman
Sven Faulconer
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Republic Records
(December 4th, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a generally satisfying thematic and tonal conclusion to a disjointed franchise of music, James Newton Howard wrapping most of the concept's themes into an occasionally highly engaging package.

Avoid it... if you expect the action highlights of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 to extend beyond just a few cues in this entry, much of which is atmospheric and dragging on a badly mixed album presentation.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,592
WRITTEN 1/3/16
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2: (James Newton Howard) Criticism remains strong about Lionsgate's decision to force the "Mockingjay" story of the trilogy of The Hunger Games into two films, sacrificing artistic integrity for increased profits. While the gambit worked for the studio, 2015's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 performed poorly compared to expectations. The stories of these concepts have never been ones of breezy delight, the amount of death conveyed in them startling for a series that has attracted so much attention from adolescents. In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the rebellion's war against the Capitol continues to its logical conclusion, with copious carnage amongst the youngsters attempting to overthrow the government and, perhaps not surprisingly, gruesome scenes of mass killings of children meant to sway opinion against a major protagonist in the film. There is an exhaustion that has set in with this franchise, not just with the quantity of films but the glorification of violence that leads the final scenes of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, despite the ultimate victory of Jennifer Lawrence's character, Katniss, to be wholly depressing. Not deterred by the end of the "trilogy," Lionsgate has already explored plans to extend the concept somehow on screen for continued profit. Among the few nuggets of interest involving this picture are its featuring of the final performance by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (the production opted to remove his presence from a few scenes rather than CGI in the dead actor), the altered promotional materials pressed for the release of the film in Israel (you can't show powerful females like Katniss in certain poses in that country, further evidence of religion's negative effect on global society), and the lack of obvious song placements and outside musical interference involving the soundtrack. The music for the franchise of The Hunger Games started off an absolute mess in stylistic coordination, contributions from numerous artists combining with James Newton Howard's score material to yield a disjointed sum of musical parts. With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, that trend finally dissipated, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 represents the first time that the score-only product is the sole representative album on the market for one of these films.



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Average: 3.36 Stars
***** 39 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 73:31
• 1. Prim Visits Peeta (1:26)
• 2. Send Me to District 2 (2:10)
• 3. Go Ahead, Shoot Me (4:59)
• 4. Stowaway (3:36)
• 5. Your Favorite Color is Green (2:26)
• 6. Transfer Command (8:14)
• 7. Your Next Step (2:30)
• 8. The Holo (3:47)
• 9. Sewer Attack (8:01)
• 10. I Made It Up (1:28)
• 11. Mandatory Evacuation (3:14)
• 12. Rebels Attack (5:17)
• 13. Snow's Mansion (5:16)
• 14. Symbolic Hunger Games (2:08)
• 15. Snow's Execution (1:58)
• 16. Plutarch's Letter (3:01)
• 17. Buttercup (1:10)
• 18. Primrose (3:17)
• 19. There Are Worse Games to Play/Deep in the Meadow/The Hunger Games Suite (9:42)

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