Mrs. Archi & I made a rare trip out to our local octoplex last night to take in this movie since that's where we saw the first one. All I can say is I need me some CliffNotes. I know this series is targeted at teenagers, which may be why I had such a difficult time following the plotline. My biggest puzzler...Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Katniss, stunned and losing consciousness, rigs an arrow with conducting wire and fires it up at the dome, right at the moment a lighting strike pumps zillions of jules of electricity into the wire, apparently triggering a catastrophic failure of the entire game system and blowing a hole in the dome's roof. And as luck would have it, PSH and the rest of the good guys including her District 12 main squeeze, are up there in the heliplane and can conveniently pluck her out, complete with Messiah imagery as her prone (but hot) body is pulled up to safety. Isn't that just too much of a coincidence? This entire plan, and the fate of everyone who's on the revollution side including the freakin' game designer himself, depends on her doing something completely random at exactly the right time. Huh?
That preposterous MacGuffin aside, we really enjoyed the flick and it was a nice date-night out. Of course, I pretty much really enjoy anything Jennifer Lawrence is in.
I'm looking forward to the movie in which she just sits there and reads the phone book. Preferably in a slinky, low-cut gown. Okay, sue me; I'm shallow like that.