You will believe white roses can be creepy.
UUUUGH why do we gotta wait until next year for the second part?!
PEETA BABY!!! *gross sobbing*
Anyway, I kinda noticed that the last five minutes seemed determined to get the feels roaring. We got President Coin’s rousing speech to District 13 while Katniss see’s a crazed Peeta strapped down and thrashing about as everyone truly begins to understand what President Snow meant when he and Katniss last spoke. Then it cuts to black and we see a dedication to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Like, by the time we got to the dedication I was all ‘cut my heart out already! I KNOW what’s gonna happen in the next movie, cut it out!’
One of the biggest changes I was actually grateful for was Effie, in the book she kinda just walked off the face of the earth after Catching Fire. But, damn it, Effie became so endearing in her own way I’m always happy to see her. also I to the feeling there was a little Effie/Haymitch ship tease in this one
But I really wanted more face time with Finnick, given what happens to him in the book. (ANNIE!!*gross sobbing*)
And, of course, it’s always grate to see President Snow. That one thing about the books, their told from Katniss’ perspective therefore, we the audience, miss a lot. It’s something you probably couldn’t get away with in a movie, so I’m glad the movies gave us, not only more President Snow, but more insight of what the other Districts are doing in rebellion.
One I need to say though. I’ve heard some criticism of Katniss’ behavior in this move.
Yeeeah because you can totally go into a death game not once, but twice, THEN STILL be tormented by the man behind it all and completely come out okay. And OF COURSE, you can ONLY have a strong female lead if their some unstoppable, unwavering one-woman army incapable of breaking. OF COOOOOOOOOURSE!!!!!!!!!!111