Gail and I see these Hunger Games movies reflexively. Same with Divergent. We didn’t read the books and we don’t have any sort of connection to the stories really besides the fact that our nieces like them. They’re just kind of cool I guess. It could be the big draw for us is sci-fi, which we seem to consume a lot on the screen but not so much in books.
There’s no reason to over think it, I guess.
It was a good movie. I get the politics surrounding how an uprising is fraught with risks of an ever-escalating cycle of violence. The story treats that aspect of the story pretty well while mixing in solid action scenes and plot twists. I’m ready for the final chapter in about a year.