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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hunger Games Trailer

On Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, MTV spent a significant amount of time promoting the fact that they were going to be offering the first look at the new trailer for the much anticipated Hunger Games movie.  This movie has been getting a tremendous amount of buzz.  First the announcement that there would be a movie, then the bated breath as each new casting choice was announced (followed by debates over whether they are appropriate choices for the roles).  Personally, I think most of the casting is perfect.  I was a little skeptical about the three main characters, but after seeing them in costume I'm definitely on board. The supporting cast is really great though.  Woody Harrelson as Haymitch is amazing!  Donald Sutherland as President Snow?  Inspired!  Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket.  Love it!

And now, we finally get the trailer.  I loved the books and am totally psyched for the movie, so when they announced there was finally a trailer I got super excited to see a sneak peak at the wonder that would be the Hunger Games.  So here it is:

I personally think it's a huge let down as far as trailers go.  Entertainment Weekly offered more with their photo spread of the cast in costume.  All this is is Jennifer Lawrence as protagonist Katniss Everdeen running through the forest.  Where are the boys and hints to the love triangle?  Where is footage from Panem and the over-the-top looks of people from the capital?  I know they are still in the midst of shooting and it's possible not a lot exists yet, but there has to be more than what they've offered.  Maybe this is all a ploy by Lionsgate to get us talking about the film and wanting to see more.  The movie is still about 7 months away so they have to keep us wanting more till then.  Nevertheless, I hope they have something much better to offer us soon!

What do you think about it? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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