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MJ2 review - The Phantom Librarian
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fernwithy
fernwithy
MJ2 review
Okay. I saw it.
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reannanshaw From: reannanshaw Date: December 23rd, 2015 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I just saw this recently. Having not yet read the books, I found I didn't like it as much as I liked the others. I thought the deaths (especially Finnick's) were gratuitous and rather cruel. At least, having as many of them and going after characters who deserved a HEA). I liked the twist about Coin and how it ended with the idea that they've finally managed to get the fresh start they all wanted. I liked that Katniss and Peeta ended up together. But those last two are things I pretty much could have assumed would happen after the previous movies. Even though I own all three other movies, I find I'm not really very motivated to buy this one when it comes out. (I really, really hate it when they kill off characters I like. That's part of what kind of ruined HP for me. [Lupin, Tonks, Snape, Fred, Mad-Eye--even Sirius and Cedric, when I think about it] Or at least took it from a story that I was really excited about to one that I'm now pretty "meh" about.)

I was confused about one thing in this movie. It looked like the guy who couldn't talk survived (we last saw him hiding with Peeta), but then when Coin had that meeting with supposedly all the remaining victors, I don't remember him being there. Am I remembering it wrong? Did I miss something?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: December 23rd, 2015 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
He was Katniss's cameraman, not one of the victors. He was a guy from the Capitol. The seven victors were Haymitch, Katniss, Peeta, Johanna, Enobaria, Annie, and Beetee.

I'm not sure it was necessary for Finnick to die, but I wasn't as horrified by it as I was by Lupin's death, since at least his storyline up to that point wasn't "self-hating guy who thinks he has no particular reason to be alive finds himself loved" (hey, I just realized, that's the storyline I used for Haymitch!), so death at the end wasn't a complete betrayal of everything that came before. But yes, it was a little gratuitous. I don't share the complaint about Prim's death that a lot of people made -- that it made mincemeat of Katniss's sacrifice -- because I think that was the point. It was when it was driven home exactly how far from her goals and ideals she'd strayed.

Edited at 2015-12-23 09:38 pm (UTC)
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