In all honesty, I was rather disappointed to the finale of this epic trilogy. I expected more. My favorite movie out off all four of the Hunger Games Saga would have to be Catching Fire, which was also my favorite book.
This series has been close to my heart for a long time now- ever since my mom read it to me the summer after third grade. The closing book was a bit of a disappointment but I thought maybe the movie could improve. It didn't.
You'd think the events wouldn't seem rushed since the director cut the final movie in two, but everything in this movie felt rushed. An argument someone could make is that of course it felt rushed, they're in war but here's the thing, a lot of the main characters from the third book barely got any screen time and the relationships (mainly between Katniss and Peeta) were totally just rushed and skipped over. There was a jump from Peeta screaming about Katniss being a horrid Capitol mutt, to him being eh to them suddenly being in love again. (sorry that was a spoiler)
After seeing the movie, my friend- who didn't read the book- was very confused because she thought that Peeta still hated Katniss. This is an example of how the movie messed up the slow rebuilding of Katniss and Peeta's relationship.
As I mentioned before, a lot of the main characters didn't get a lot of screen time. Heck, I felt like Peeta and Gale were hardly seen. Much less of Finnick, Prim and Johanna than I was expecting. The only person you truly saw a lot was Katniss, which is expected, but I expected to see a lot more of Finnick, Peeta and Gale. Even Johanna and Prim. Johanna had about five minutes screen time. That was disappointed, because she was a vital part of training with Katniss in the book and Prim... Well, I just wish we got to see more of her. Finnick, that might be the most disappointing part of the movie for me. He seemed to barely be there, just kind of chilling in the background for a lot of the movie. Gale got a bit more time on screen time than Finnick, but there were still a shockingly low number of scenes actually involving Gale (he, like Finnick, was in the background most of the time.) And Peeta, he just kind of popped in and out of the movie at random times.
The whole movie just felt kind of jumpy. Sure, ending any great series is hard but Harry Potter accomplished it quite well so I was expecting more from this movie. Overall I'd rate Mockingjay Part 2 6/10 stars. I hoped for more.
It's the end of The Hunger Games era. I wonder what new fandom is going to hit big next.