I hated the first Hunger Games movie and never saw the second one.  As for the third film, Mockingjay, Part I (2014) . . . I got tired of the idol worship heaped by the people of District 13 on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and was glad the boring Julianne Moore character, the District 13 leader, wasn’t on screen more than she was.  When  the gun-less rebels charge the armed soldiers of the heinous Capitol in order to leave several trunks full of explosives that will blow up a dam, why didn’t they fashion some explosives that would blow up the soldiers?  It would have saved some rebels’ lives if they had.  And would the vicious President Snow (Donald Sutherland)  really use a brainwashed Peeta as a weapon solely meant to bring down Katniss?

Also, Natalie Dormer should have been allowed to use her native British accent instead of an American one.

Yep, there are a lotta things I don’t like about this movie, but it is fairly gripping.  And it’s effectively dark.  In large measure the world depicted is no different from a world of ISIS brutality and North Korean vileness.  All the same, it’s very possible I won’t be seeing Mockingjay, Part II.

The Hunger Games (film)

The Hunger Games (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)