Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2: It was all right I guess, it looks pretty, stuff happens, what little action there is is good. A film needlessly split in two to double cinema takings if ever I saw one. Taking parts 1 and 2 as a whole it lacks action, character development or a coherent plot and fails to really resolve what could have been an interesting story. Considering Girl on Fire was surprisingly good Mockingjay is a massive disappointment. As with a lot of stuff like this I end up more interesting in the possible political machinations of rebuilding society, although I always struggled to understand how Panem evolved, how is that the system of governance they ended up with, it has to be the least efficient and productive way to set up a society especially in the wake of some sort of apocalyptic event. The Hunger Games trilogy, for me at least, is set in the least interesting part of the worlds history. I might try the books again to see if they fill in any blanks, but considering the quality of writing in the first book I hold out little hope.
Django Unchained- Generally enjoyable, one of the better films I've seen recently. Liked the cinematography and the grindhouse aesthetic, well written with mostly well developed characters as you'd expect from Tarantino. However over long and self indulgent at nearly 3 hours, seems to be lacking that special spark a Tarantino movie has as a result of a shorter running time or low budget.