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Girl on valium
While Jennifer Lawrence can make any film better, and her portrayal of Katniss has become almost iconic, her great performance still couldn't save this slow-paced movie that was, aside from about 15 minutes of action scenes, frankly boring. It was a monochromatic, dour, bleak, two-hour slog. I'm kind of angry that they got me to pay to see two movies that should have only been one. A real disappointment.
A shockingly dull and disappointing end to a series which started so well. A stop-start pace alternates slow, lifeless dialogue scenes (and the world's most boring romantic triangle) with the occasional frenetic action scene, one of which seems to have wandered in from a random Aliens sequel and has nothing to do with the plot.
The climax is bizarre and jumps about in time, leaving out most of the important events, and the happy ending is the most ridiculously over-extended and drawn out one since the last Lord of the Rings film. They could very easily have combine the two Mockingjays into one film and made it a bit pacier.
By far the weakest of the lot - but then, I didn't care all that much for the last half of the final book either, so I guess that makes sense. I thought it dragged in places, and certain fight-scenes could have been improved by being made shorter. It had its moments, but as a whole, I wasn't terribly impressed.
Donald Sutherland is AMAZING as President Snow though.
"The Fire Will Burn Forever"
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow, who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she has faced in The Hunger Games.