Last year at this time, I reported that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was one of the most disappointing films of the year; a poor commercial for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, which I hoped would redeem it despite the fact some of the key personnel…director and writers…would be involved.
While I said Part 1 was “a bad story told badly,” I would say Part 2, more aptly titled The From Hunger Games, is a sad story told sadly.
For the first 50 minutes, we’re treated to blah, blah, blah, whine, whine, whine before there is some decent action. Then it’s another half hour of blah, blah, blah, whine, whine, whine before there is more exciting action and then another 25 minutes of blah, blah, blah, whine, whine, whine before what should have been the final battle.
Yay! It’s over, although (spoiler alert) the most likeable and underused character gets killed.
But, no…. The film continues for another 15 minutes or more, filling in info on points only the most rabid fan would care about.
How a franchise that started out so well could wind up so boringly could become a Harvard Business School Case History.
I can only give The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 a 2.6 out of 5. And, that’s only for TV soap opera fans, who’ve gotten caught up in this franchise.