“And thus another YA series comes to an end. Feels a little anticlimactic, but that could be because I’m mostly comparing it to when Harry Potter ended. That was truly a phenomenon, one of a kind experience. Hunger Games ending, eh.
I think my apathy is twofold. First, Mockingjay was my least favorite of the books. With any distopian future society, I’m much more interested in the status quo than in the revolution (see also: Divergent). I probably said as much when I wrote up Part 1, which takes us right into point 2 which is, why did we split this in two again? Whereas Part 1 felt like a lot of buildup with no payoff, Part 2 felt like a lot of action with little substance.
Now that action was pretty cool. The whole trek thru the booby trapped city was some of the most excitement outside of the Games themselves. But we otherwise didn’t really seem to be covering a whole lot of new ground. Katniss’ internal battles felt played out. She’s still a bad ass and complex character played to perfection by Jennifer Lawrence, but the impact seemed muted to me.
Would I necessarily be feeling better about things if 1 and 2 were combined? Honestly, I’m not sure. I did leave there thinking that I wanted to revisit the books sometime soon. Maybe this time Mockingjay will connect better with me, but I’m not in any hurry to get there.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – \m/ \m/ \m/”