Thankfully, this tetralogy is now consigned to history.
A strong launch back in 2012 with Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen has gradually become a diluted confusion of adventure and thrills along with social and sexual political messages.
The decision to split the final book into two was controversial enough – especially when Part I was little more than a series of inner-city and underground battles, all seemingly filmed in monotone greys.
And whilst Part II is a little better, that’s not saying a great deal. And just how many endings can a film have? There were a couple of obvious spots to end the saga – but the film (and I therefore assume the book) just kept going on and on and on and on….