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.
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.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink what looks like wine at a Capitol dinner.