Monday, November 14, 2011

THE HUNGER GAMES trailer drops!

Well, the day has come where we actually see some footage from the upcoming HUNGER GAMES adaptation, and I have to say it doesn't look completely horrible. Full disclosure, I read the books and enjoyed the first one, but highly disliked the other two books. Needless to say, my skepticism of this book coupled with the annoying marketing strategy that Lionsgate has opted for have led me to be completely apathetic towards this new movie series. Like I said though, the trailer is actually pretty cool. Check it out after the break.

I appreciate this trailer just for the sole fact that this trailer doesn't actually show any of the money shots from that battles makes me like this a bit more. Too many trailers ruin the good parts of the movie, but the buildup and the glimpses of the now-famous characters is pretty exciting. I'm hoping that the movie rises above the mediocrity that was the books. And by the looks of it, it looks like that might happen.

Jonesy: Now for my two cents.  The trailer looks very promising and sets up the premise well. And I echo my cohort that it's nice the money shots from the book aren't spoiled. Hopefully Lionsgate will keep those away from future trailers, so there would be at least some element of excitement for those who haven't read the books.  I also was a fan of the first installment, and it looks as if the movie is going to hit all the right beats from the book. Jennifer Lawrence looks fantastic as Katniss, even though I still think she's a tad too old for the role. However, I'm hoping that this doesn't become "the next Twilight" movie (even though it probably will). There some really fantastic elements the movie can focus on, but it seems the trailer is hinting at a focus between Team Gale and Team Peeta. (Hot Topic has probably got those shirts in production in preparation for the release).

THE HUNGER GAMES will be released on March 23, 2012 starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Sutherland.


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