Is it just me, or do the Hunger Games movies come off as just a bit pretentious? Then again, I was never a huge fan of the movies–I watched them though they never reached the the level of something that I felt I had to see. I also wasn’t among those that read the Young Adult novels, so that might have something to do with it.
Or maybe it’s just the time between one chapter of the series and the next. I’ve grown accustomed to binge watching and enjoy watching movies in sequence, when I want to watch them, as opposed to a studio dictating when I should see something.
Or perhaps I’m tired of watching Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) being used by various factions. I know that President Snow is on the wrong side of history–dictators, whether in reality or fantasy–always tend to be, but Katniss always seemed to me essentially unable to control her own destiny, moved about like a pawn on a chessboard.
So I hope this third chapter has he at least becoming her own person, and taking control of her life from dictators and partisans alike.