Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Well, it's over.  Here's what I learned:

1.  I had no idea that Katniss waking up in a hospital bed was the beginning of every movie.  Also, it's the beginning of each act in this movie.  I'm not saying it's inauthentic.  She is in a lot of dangerous situations and she gets hurt quite a bit.  I just hadn't realized how often she collapses and when she wakes up it's a whole new environment/scene/act/district/movie.

2. I have never given Haymich enough credit.   It wasn't until he was faced with a complex and terrible choice and he simply said "I'm with the Mockingjay" that I realized he has always had her back.  He looked out for Peeta, too, but it is Katniss who makes everything harder and Katniss who needed his help the most.

3. Short or long, I hate President Coin's hair.  

4. Mutts are REALLY scary.

5. Interesting that happily ever after for Katniss is two children.  They were really cute children (that baby was so FAT!) but interesting that a sunset-washed field of weeds with two children and a husband who needs a haircut is the end of the story.