We did our civic duty by traipsing out to see the last Hunger Games installment. What does it mean when my primary feeling on leaving the theater was: I'm kind of glad that's over.
Or, as Mrs. Salad put it, "I liked it better when the kids were killing each other."
Recap: the rebellion against the dictatorial rule of Panem by President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is in full swing. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is the rebellion's charismatic mascot, the Mockingjay. The suspicions I had from the last movie turned out to be correct: some of the "good guys" of the rebellion are as power-hungry as the thugs they want to replace. Katniss must find a way to accompish her personal goals (revenge, mostly) while avoiding getting killed or co-opted by either side. This involved two-plus hours of shooting, explosions, betrayal, running, and so on. The only one who seems to be having any fun is President Snow; everyone else is very somber.
I haven't read the books, and managed to avoid spoilers, so I was blessedly clueless about how all this would play out.