The third Hunger Games movie seemed a wee bit…uneventful. That’s what happens when moviemakers take a book that wasn’t any longer than the previous two and splits it into two movies. Stuff needs to be added to justify spreading things out that much.
The result is the second part of what should have been one movie had all the resolution set up by a largely actionless movie where the two most exciting things to occur were a bombing campaign on a hospital and Peeta thrashing on a bed. How did the series resolve all this? SPOILER-free review after the cut.
Peter Hammond of Deadline.com poses the question, “Should there be 10 slots for the acting categories?” In all fairness to Mr. Hammond, who is quite astute in his assessment of the field, he does acknowledge that readers will come after him for his opinion. It almost makes me want to avoid criticizing him, as I appreciate self-awareness.