Many thought-provoking messages/themes about varying styles of government, the importance of symbols to causes and movements, the role of media in unifying people around a cause, and the way love can cloud all other thoughts except the safety of those you hold most dear. Courage, perseverance, and self-control are themes. May spark conversation on everything from politics to feminism to the use of media and propaganda during times of war.
No more Games (which means no kids killing kids), but the violence is still realistic and disturbing: the bones of dead District 12 victims are shown up close; a makeshift hospital burns down; rebel fighters kill armed Peacekeepers and vice versa; dead District 8 residents rot on the floor of a hospital; Peacekeepers execute traitors to the Capitol; the Capitol bombs different Districts. Peeta looks starved and tortured. A character tries to choke Katniss.
Less romance than in previous installments; Katniss kisses Gale once, and Finnick and Annie share a kiss.
No product placements in the movie, but distributor Lionsgate has partnerships with Doritos, Mazda, and Whole Foods Market's Whole Planet Foundation, and other companies to sell Hunger Games-themed food, apparel, video games, and more.
Adults consume unspecified drinks at a Capitol event. Medical workers give Katniss and others sedatives.