Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1

So basically they split the third (and weakest*) book of the trilogy into two movies in order to do the book justice and fully explore its important themes make more money, forgetting that nothing fucking happens in the first half of book 3.  The movie is basically one short action scene, one tense scene where they don’t show the action because it would ruin the tension, and lots of people whining about shit because plot.

* IMHO.  The first book/movie is fairly good, and I personally feel that the complaints about it being a rip-off of Battle Royale are a bit overstated.  The problem is that the author continues the plot structure (Characters go into the arena and fight to the death) through all three books.  This more or less works in the second book (where they actually do go back into the Hunger Games arena, due to the games being a “special edition” where the participants are chosen from former winners), but completely falls apart in the third book (where SPOILER they attack the capitol and stop and say “oh hey this is totally just like the Hunger Games arena” /SPOILER).