Thursday, December 24, 2015

Jason watches THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2

Well, it's finally over.

And (SPOILER ALERT) what was beaten into us for 3 1/2 movies--that President Snow must die!--is kind of turned on its ear in the end. Which weirdly, reminded me of the end of the MATRIX trilogy, when the relentless beat of Gnosticism was replaced with a synthesis of mind, body, and soul. It's kind of a cheat, but it also points to how complex the world is and how simple answers don't often work. Which is cool. And the action is cool, the love triangle...works out in the end. The politics is...more complicated than we were led to believe (at least by the movies, I can't help but think it was laid out better in the book.) And Katniss does, in some way, earn her life of a champion. And the audience can move on to something else.

Running Time: 137 minutes
My Total Minutes: 412,566
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