So sad to see another great franchise comes to an end. But the positive side to this is that now Hollywood would be more alert about other books out there. I hope many more books would make it to the big screen. I think (and i had said it several times before and I will still say it several times in the future:) that to get originality you need to look into books, novels, novellas, and/or short stories. And I really believe the best way to get those original story ideas ( and one that would ultimately make a successful movie) would be the self-published stories. I mean just look at The Martian by Andy Weir!! I know more triumphant stories like his would be coming in the near future. Both critics, movie watchers, and fans of the book ALL loved that movie. So anyone in Hollywood that is looking for the next big thing in YA ( "young adults" genre for those who don't know what YA means) should definitely look into self-publishing stories. I think that's the key to the next blockbuster movie. I can't wait to post a YA film based on a self-published story on this very blog soon because I know (scratch that, I believe) that that very film would be number one in the box-office. MARK MY WORD:)
Sorry for such a long post. I hope you weren't bored by the subject matter. I'll end this post by congratulating a successful close to an excellent franchise. The Hunger Games really brought people to not only watch the movie but to read the books. It was a great experience reading the book ( i read the books before they even considered making them into movies) and now sadly it would be bittersweet to see the conclusion, the final chapter of a beautiful dystopian, post-apocalyptic tale that started with a simple girl who volunteer i.e. sacrifice her life to save another and soon her nation.