Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 10 Reasons It Sucks (And 2 It Doesn't)

10 Reasons It Sucks

10. It's A Blatant Cash-Grab

Of all the two-part (or in the case of The Hobbit, three-part) movies audiences have had to sit through over the last few years, perhaps only Twilight's Breaking Dawn Part 1 has had less of a sense of purpose than Mockingjay Part 1. Much like that film, this is filled with about as much wheel-spinning as it is actual plot development, and of the 123 minute run-time, there's maybe 50 minutes of decent material. Of course, it would have just made sense to make those 50 minutes the introductory portion of one single, 3-hour Mockingjay film, but that's not how studios, driven primarily by greed, actually think. So, as a result, audiences are forced to sit through this laboured build-up movie which is pretty damn shameless about the fact that not much really happens: it's a whistle stop tour of the Districts followed by a quick set-up for the war to take place in Mockingjay Part 2. Unless audiences start voting with their wallets, practices like this are only going to get worse: just wait until studios start trying to routinely split final novels into three parts. It's just a matter of time...

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