For those who have been following The Hunger Games news as closely as I have, which you can check out my full thoughts on the matter here, it will be no surprise to you guys that the official trailer dropped today! And the rest of you who were unaware, never fear! I have compiled everything you need to help remedy this situation immediately.
The trailer does it’s best to bring in new fans by showing the overall tone and setup of the Games themselves and cutting off at the most crucial moment, the ominous countdown for the Games to begin. And after much fan speculation about casting decisions, it looks like we can finally put that matter to rest!
Jennifer Lawrence’s deadpan delivery of the line,”There’s 24 of us Gale, only one comes out.” and the very brief glimpse you get of the Girl On Fire solidify her casting in my mind, as her portrayal feels very real. And we are finally getting a peek of supporting characters, such as Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna and Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch. Though their characters are only shown briefly in the trailer, their one lines are delivered with enough emotion that I already feel they genuinely care about the tributes.
One of the biggest fears this trailer qualms is that there is little to no overt emphasis on the dreaded Love Triangle. You really see the beginnings of the main character’s relationships as the focus with no implication or shipping of the outcome, which is very refreshing.
How do you feel about the trailer? Do you think the actors will stay true to the characters? Let me know in the comments below!
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