The Hunger Games series has gained a broad span of fans: the cinema was full of women & my of all ages to see the 3 films in succession. Mockingjay part one did not disappoint although this film is more psychological and satirical than the previous two. The acting is top notch & the special effects seamless.
The film is dedicated to Phillip Seymour Hoffman who tragically committed suicide during filming,. His contribution to the movie is immense. This film should be seen by all if only to make people question the media pap we are often fed. But also see it because this story will grip you as you wonder how it will all end.
There are many models of leadership on display in the film. I will focus one one: Haymitch. (Not who you were expecting?) He is a constant through out the films, always at Katniss' side: advising, goading, distracting, nudging...and drunk most of the time. But without him, the heroine would have died two films ago.
But what makes him a good leader? He is honest & straight in his feedback. He knows what help Katniss needs. When he is needed, he is there. He is setting strategy mindful of many factors. Despite many reasons to be cynical, he rises above that.
Do you have a Haymitch in your life?