Many thought-provoking messages/themes about politics, the importance that symbols play for causes and movements, the role of media in unifying people around a cause, and the way extreme violence is used by both ends of a political spectrum. Themes also include perseverance and self-control. Could spark conversation on everything from politics to feminism to media -- and, of course, the manner in which books are adapted to the big screen.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Just as violent as the previous film, and this time even more of the characters who die are those who mean a great deal to Katniss and the audience (though the camera doesn't linger on them as it did with Rue's death in the first film); characters grieve their deaths. The violence ranges from realistic (people die in explosions and from gunshot wounds) to more grotesque (the "Mutts" are scary-looking zombie-type humanoid creatures that basically tear people apart, and others drown in bubbling tar). One very tense jump-scare might leave hearts racing. Peeta has violent outbursts and causes an ally's death. A character asks for a suicide pill, and another is about to use one but is stopped. Characters recall past torture.
A few kisses between loving couples, as well some tender moments of one couple hugging and lying in bed together.
No product placements in the film, but many merchandise tie-ins to the movie franchise: games, apparel, jewelry, stationery, accessories, room decor, etc.
Ease of Play
Adults drink what looks like wine at a Capitol dinner.