Hunger Games: Mocking Jay: Part2: Electric Bogaloo: The Second.
I admire it went a much more dark route, indeed, I wouldn't have suspected it for a YA novel adaptation. I'm sad that it sort of pushes aside a lot of livelier supporting cast members to do so, basically it's just 2 hours of grief. I think Jennifer Lawrence is a tremendous talent, but not even she can make her chemistry work with Pita Hutcherson (and oh dear god that ending, Katniss looked like she's had postpartum depression for the last 5 years while she's lived in exile[?] with her PTSD boyfriend). The action is adequate...
I think Hunger Games would make a great RPG because all the heroes choose bows, and crossbows, and a mace even though guns exist.... meanwhile The Capitol is sending super demi-humans because those exist...along with giant black danger goo-water.
Donald Sutherland was the best character.
I don't think I'd like spending half the game running through a goddamn Sewer Level though (which was my exact thought on the matter of party running through the sewers).
That said, the movie was adequate. Not amazing or really all that good, but it handled itself better than it could have. And yes, Sutherland was the best character throughout these movies, along with what's-his-face who only showed up for like one scene to commentate on one of the party's bad ends.
Also lol @
the black guy being the first of the suicide squad to die, the twins double suiciding, the older subcommander lady getting the first gatcha gibs 'Swarm of Morlocks' death and the 'just married' guy going kamikaze. Were there any common movie death tropes this movie didn't invoke?
Also also lol @
the furry pandering.
Actually, I think my biggest issue with this series is just how heavily it plays up the main character as a Tragic Heroine. It seems like with every movie they just kept trying to find new and interesting ways to go "Just look at how tragic this Tragic Heroine is! See how bad shit just keeps happening to her in spite of the fact that she has enough plot armor to survive the coming apocalypse! Sure she gets roughed up every so often, but doesn't that just make you want to protect her fragile, tragic smile even more (even in spite of the fact that this series is packing some god damn magic medicine that practically heals anything short of dismemberment and flaming hot death or an arrow to the chest within the space of a week at most)?", but you really can't get too invested because almost nothing ever really sticks, and it all just feels so incredibly artificial and forced anyways.