I guess I kind of get the Hunger Games now that I’ve seen Mockingjay Part One. The first entry in the series was so shitty that I stopped paying attention to these films, but now I can see what the long-term messaging entails. The third film (2.5? Will get there in a second…) is exciting, well-scripted, and led by a couple of solid performances – but it is all for naught because I fucking hate half-movies. I get that Lionsgate needs to milk every last cent out of this franchise, but splitting this last chapter absolutely killed all goodwill and momentum I gain throughout Part One‘s running-time. The abrupt way in which Mockingjay ends is infuriating and thusly this chapter cannot be construed as a full-fledged film.