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Possible solution: Give Finnick's death more meaning, like letting it play some sort of consequential role in turning the tide of the battle, which brings us to another problem…

But, while on screen, he manages to warn District 13 of an impeding attack. Imagine for a second Ron choking Hermione, Edward trying to murder Bella, or Tony Stark physically torturing Pepper Potts. Another problem: If the filmmakers leave Katniss' perspective, we may have to watch Peeta be tortured. Possible solution: There probably isn't one, given how central this development is to Mockingjay's entire story.

This is troubling enough in Collins' book — it's difficult to sympathize with Katniss as her inner-monologue comes off as increasingly self-involved, as psychologically understandable as it may be. Possible solution: Give Katniss more to do, like perhaps lead the team that invades the Capitol to rescue Peeta, Johanna (Jena Malone), and Annie Cresta (Stef Dawson), the fragile beloved who holds the heart of Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).

But for a feature film built around an aspirational figure heretofore defined by her willingness to be quite literally the girl on fire, it's deadly. Finnick and Johanna both have some decent scenes, but for characters who loomed so large in Catching Fire — both the book and the film — their presence in Mockingjay often feels perfunctory.

But let's return to our ongoing thought experiment: At the end of Deathly Hallows, instead of Voldemort, Harry Potter turns his wand on Cornelius Fudge (who, for the sake of argument, is still Minister of Magic), and then Voldemort is just like, "Wow, that's hilarious. What happens afterward is even worse: Katniss tries to kill herself, goes batcrap crazy, and descends into a state of drug-addled catatonia, which miraculously is enough to clear her of all charges. Possible solution: If Katniss must kill Coin, let her also kill Snow. And no control even over her long held desire not to have children.

And just no with the singing to herself in the nut house and the not bathing. There is a complicated idea tucked within all of this misery, that choosing to violently overthrow a totalitarian regime is itself a destructive act from which there is little hope of fully healing.

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