I have to say that when I came across this news today, I was very giddy with excitement. After the success of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, its first part of a two-part sequel has a higher expectation attached to it. This one-minute teaser trailer definitely sent chills through me and it should for every fan of the series.
President Snow is sitting in a grand white throne, addressing the citizens of the Capitol. His propaganda machine seems to be in full swing as he tries to quell the rebellion that we saw begin in the previous film. Snow speaks smoothly using words like “unity” and “prosperity” to describe the nation of Panem and each districts role in the great machine. Then it took a dark turn as he made a comment about rebellion, making statements such as “But if you resist the system, you starve yourself,” and “If you fight against it, it is you who will bleed.”
As the camera slowly pulls back, it is shown that the leader of the Capitol is not alone. Standing beside him is Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), the kidnapped Hunger Games winner. If you read the book, you know what happened to Peeta after Catching Fire. If you haven’t read the book, I won’t spoil the twist for you but as you see Peeta staring off into the distance, you can tell that Peeta is not the same boy.
Well done, Lionsgate. Now I can’t wait for this film. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 comes to theaters November 21.