Mockingjay is the third instalment of the smash hit franchise Hunger Games.
Mockingjay begins in the immediate aftermath of the dramatic end of Catching Fire. After Katniss strikes the surface of the dome covering the games, rebels from District 13 rescue Katniss and another contestant Finnick Odair.
We quickly learn, contrary to what the Capitol has said, District 13 still exists and has most of the planets military arsenal. As the film unfolds, we learn that after the war which brought about the Hunger Games, there was a secret settlement between the Capitol and District 13 in order to stop extinction of the human race.
The viewer also learns that Alma Coin is District 13’s president and has been seeking a symbol to lead the rebel uprising, and she believes Katniss is that symbol.
Katnis is unsure at first if she can full fill what District 13 wants her to do, and is apprehensive about being used as a symbol. However, after returning to her home district which has been completely inilated by the capitols air force the films hero begins to believe in the fight and the cause.
Both Katnis and Peta are being used as propaganda tools by their respective side. A film crew made up of disgruntled Capitol residents follow Katnis in her day to day pursuits. On the Capitol side, Peta appears in interviews sporadically broadcast to the entire nation. In these interviews Peta begs Katnis and the rebels to stop their uprising.
Katnis is captured singing the Mockingjay song after witnessing the devastating effects of a Capitol attack, which becomes a rebel anthem. Petas’ appearance gradually deteriorates in each interview, and in the final interview he looks very distressed, but still manages to warn District 13 off an immediate attack.
The film’s final sequence centres on the rebels attempt to rescue Peta from the Capitol. The rebels manage to enter the capitol seemingly undetected and get Peta. But in a broadcast between Katnis and President Snow, the rebels learn that their exploits have been uncovered, but strangely they succeed.
Peta and Katnis are reunited in the final sequence of the film, with Katnis embracing her Games partner. Peta suddenly tries to strangle Katnis and is only stopped by Haymitch Abernathy and the film ends. The final part of the franchise Mockingjay: Part 2 is due to be released later this year.