Director: Francis Lawrence. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Dormer, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Gwendoline Christie. 137 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Germany. Sci-fi/Adventure.
Another franchise handled so bad, like The Hobbit, we can say thank God it's over. The weakest book of the series, weakened further by dividing into two movies, has ended with a fourth episode that has so many throwaway scenes, you'd think the writers were dying to push the movie over two hours, just to prove the money-making division was the right decision. While I doubt anybody unaccustomed to the books would remember what "tracker-jackers" were or who "Plutarch" was, the ending scene, showing Katniss with her baby, proves we were watching a boring soap opera all along.