Never before have I been so excited to see a movie based on such a disappointing book. That is the power of these amazing new teaser trailers for the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Most cumbersome title ever).
These teaser trailers are the televised propaganda that Katniss watches in the novel. Separated from Peeta at the end of Catching Fire, these videos are the only indication she has that he is alive and unharmed. The question is: why?
In the first teaser trailer, Peeta is looking away and appears to be showing some resistance to the Capitol. In this new video, he looks the camera dead-on. His expression is chilling. This is clearly not same lovable Boy-With-The-Bread that we know and love. But then he is surrounded by guards and forced to wear matching monkey suits with President Snow. Couldn’t Snow just make himself a Mini-Me like in Austin Powers? Why does he have to mess with our Peeta?
On the other side of President Snow is Johanna looking sassy as ever though considerably more blond. Snow is making a clear statement to Katniss: her people belong to the Capitol now and there is nothing she can do about it.
So, he thinks.
The end of the video is intercepted by Beetee, formally of District 3, the technology district, now pirating the airwaves with transmissions from District 13. He has a message for snow, “the Mockingjay lives!”
I’ll be lining up for Part 1 of the exciting conclusion to this trilogy November 21st. Will you? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think of the trailer.
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