The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a Nostalgic Watch

When I found out The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was being adapted into a movie, I was both thrilled for myself and concerned for those around me who had to watch the rebirth of my Hunger Games obsession. 

I was nervous that the book was released as a way to make more money off The Hunger Games series. I originally read the book about two years ago, and I loved it so much that I finished it in less than two weeks. The novel answered just enough questions about the history and establishment of the games and Panem as a whole.

When the film was announced, I was hesitant that it wouldn’t live up to the love I had for the book. The movie worked perfectly for me. The movie gave a visual for what I read in the novel. From Lucy Gray’s rainbow dress, to the environment of the Capitol as it was newly created, and to the process of the games before the modern Hunger Games were created.

One of my favorite parts of the film was the small details that connected to Katniss’s time as a tribute and the Mockingjay. The songs Katniss sang, how the mockingjay was created, and even Katniss’s name connected back to Snow’s young life.

The ending was satisfying where my questions were answered but enough was kept a mystery where it allowed thought and theories. The fate of some characters, the development of some up until the timeline of The Hunger Games trilogy, and the development of Panem are still a bit of a mystery. Overall, I loved the movie and it explained just enough about The Hunger Games trilogy where it felt complete. I would highly recommend watching the film, especially if you were a huge Hunger Games fan as a kid like me!

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