unlike the rest of the hunger games movies, this installment is quite slow. the story is working its way through a short story line setting up for the next and the final installment of the franchise. personally i think that the franchise could have been better with just producing three movies rather than splitting the last book into two parts. Non the less, the performances in the movie are good and the actors try really hard to put some life into the characters even in the given circumstances. the movie will leave you bored out of your mind if you are not a hunger games fan but if you are,it should get you excited for the next part even if for a little while. this movie is definitely only suitable for the die hard fans and no one else.