The love story was muddy in the books and so it remains. I still don't know why I care about Gale and, apparently, neither does Katniss. CF had great action scenes but it still doesn't make much sense to have them running around killing each other, particularly if the tributes are selected by lottery. JL is an average actor and her interviews show that she's a pretty lucky person and a winner of the Hunger Games lottery both fictionally and in real life. The books were a little interesting and the movies are pretty average, too. Not bad but certainly not among the best.