I was a little disappointed in the final Hunger Games. Aside from feeling somewhat loss, I just didn’t like the way Mockingjay – Part 2 ended. There was an emptiness I felt wasn’t filled. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, after all, we’ve survived through more than 6 hours of President Snows’ (Donald Sutherland) relentless, barbaric treatment of pain and torture to the haves and have nots to get here. Two things remained consistent throughout the entire Hunger Games series, lots of death and the bravery of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). I found some deaths to be senseless and others to be a welcoming feeling of healing and hope. This last installment of The Mockingjay deals with making decisions that would finalize their future, getting rid of the right people, which would deal with serious trust and sacrifice issues and the process of healing then moving on.
As usual, the acting was excellent, the effort put forward by those fighting the good fight was spot-on and the lessons learned prepared them for more than they ever through possible. Too many really horrible, traumatizing things happened, making recovery for most, nearly impossible. For me, a lot of what went on in this final installment was over the top. It took the enjoyment out of whatever good had been accomplished. I almost feel as thought I would have rather skipped the whole series because the bad weighs too heavily on my mind. I realize there are those of you who may not feel as I do, since this is only my opinion. I watched with anticipation and loved many of the scenes. Bottom line, you’ll have to judge for yourself. Does the end justify the means? Check it out. I welcome your comments, as I’d love to hear your opinion about this.