The scenes in district 8 were beautifully harrowing and it's lovely to see the younger Hemsworth in his element, action must be in his DNA. Seeing Katniss so emotionally troubled is as harrowing as watching a hospital get bombed and then her being filmed for propaganda. It feels twisted and horrible, strangely claustrophobic and really incredible. Bare in mind I went with a huge hunger games nerd who'd seen it before but even so it was incredible.
It would be a lie to say that it went quickly though, it definitely dragged at some parts and even Effie and aButtercup the cat couldn't receive the sense that it was taking it's sweet time. That was only very brief but still it didn't flow was well as the Hobbit did.
Anyway Peeta coming back was a shock. actually even though I knew it was still heartbreaking seeing the tributes some back in the state they were in.
So overall It's a fantastic film, yet it has some flaws but definitely worth it.
BRING ON PART 2!