10 Movies That Put Fans In Denial
The conclusion to the series that virtually revitalised the young adult book adaptation trend should've been miles better really. Riding high from the ultra-successful Catching Fire and especially that cliffhanger, all eyes were on Mockingjay to deliver on the wrap-up.
Shifting from Battle Royale scenarios to propaganda wars and political intrigue, the payoff witnessing Katniss taking down the big wigs in the Capitol would be enough for some.
But under slightly more scrutiny, the decision to follow the money by splitting the final book in two parts was its downfall. While it may suit something like Harry Potter with a behemoth of a book to adapt from, shorter ones like Mockingjay really didn't warrant it.
That meant a lot of filler was put in to pad out the runtime, absolutely decimating the pacing of both films. This included jamming in several new characters, to the point that no one outside Katniss is given enough time to make their mark with audiences.
Even more egregiously, some of these characters were even built up in the first part only to be completely ignored in the second. Unsurprisingly and gladly, the unnecessary book splitting trend seemed to die down after this fiasco.