I saw Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1 this morning.
Stuff happened, but it was very much a placeholder until the final installment hits theaters next year.
This Hunger Games has no games, so the energy is inherently lower. Katniss and the rescued survivors are living below ground in District 13, where everyone wears identical grey jumpsuits — no flaming dresses or garishly bright clothing, even on Effie who is almost unrecognizable.
We only see the folks from the Capitol — including Peeta, who we assume is being held prisoner — on small video screens. But those scenes are, for me, some of the most compelling.
By movie’s end, Katniss and the rebels have rediscovered their energy and purpose, and things are getting really exciting…
And then it’s over.
Should be a great finale…next year.