**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. You should not proceed unless you have read the books, plan to read the books or don’t ever plan to read the books.**
When I first saw the Hunger Games movie, I was pleasantly surprised because the producers had managed to not epically fail like the ones that directed the PJO movie had. In fact, the Hunger Games movie wasn’t bad at all, and I really respected that the screenwriters tried to stick to the script without making things as incredibly awkward and anticlimactic as they were in the TFIOS movie.
In those terms, the Mockingjay Part 2 movie did a fair enough job of keeping things straight. I actually ended up loving most of the movie because of the way the plot went.
Speaking of plot, seeing Finnick die was quite possibly one of the most horrifying and let’s-not-ever-talk-about-that-again moments I have ever experienced both in books and in movies.
;-; x 1,000,000,000
I do have to mention that the screenwriters changed a few minor things, such as the talk Katniss and Gale have in the end of the book, but most things I didn’t mind.
However, I had mixed feelings about how the story was carried out, mostly because I didn’t know what Katniss was thinking at all. In the books, the reader is given a very personal experience as he or she gets to know Katniss and hears her story. There was none of that personal feeling in the movie, because none of Katniss’s thoughts were made really clear.
In those terms, I thought the Mockingjay Part 2 movie was as good as any YA high-profile book to movie adaptation is ever going to get.
One of the things that can almost be skipped out on, skimmed over, in the book is the reason why Katniss kills Coin in the end instead of Snow. The movie makes the reasons why clear and describes Katniss’s thought processes much better than I thought a movie could try to emulate a first person narrative.
All in all, the movie was pretty great. It is worth seeing if you loved the books or the movies beforehand, and even though the ending was choppy, the action sequences were great and I thought that a lot of the scenes were pulled off really well. I’m happy that the Hunger Games got the movies it deserved, and that nothing was messed up too badly.
Also, amazing posters.