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Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer
Every revolution begins with a spark

15 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Hunger Games Explorer

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We’ve had the seemingly endless run of fashion posters and a variety of stills, but now here comes the first of the proper Hunger Games: Catching Fire promos: the initial teaser trailer. Debuting Sunday evening during the MTV Movie Awards, the footage helpfully arrived over at the film’s official site in YouTube format and can be seen below. 

 

Following on from Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson)’s unexpected dual win in the last Hunger Games, our heroes are being paraded around on the Victory Tour, just another facet in the Capitol’s cruel dominion over the other Districts.

But the burning embers of revolution among the poorer folk of the outlying areas are beginning to pose a threat to the ruthless President Snow (Donald Sutherland) so he and his new Games master, Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), decide to not only make an example of Katniss and Peeta, but also crush a group of other past winners. The fiendish masterminds decide that the 75th Games, the Quarter Quell, will see only past winners returning to the arena. Of course, the nasty politician’s idea may not work as smoothly as he may have wanted...

What we can glean from this proper first glimpse of Catching Fire is that director Francis Lawrence is sticking close to the look of the first movie, while tweaking a few visuals and ramping everything up as the stakes get even higher. Especially for poor old Gale (Liam Hemsworth).

With Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Jenna Malone and Toby Jones also in the cast, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives in UK cinemas on November 22.


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L: NeoBrowser Um, isn't there supposed to be another hunger games happening? Not just Lawrence staring moodily at stuff? erhaps they wanted to keep that as a surprise for anyone who hasn't read the book? More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 21:33 on 16 April 2013 | Report This Post

I'd watch
just to see Jennifer Lawrence. That is all. More

Posted by nybras at 16:35 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

Looks good.
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Posted by kielerkai at 11:01 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

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Interesting. If they manage to keep the tone of the first 1/2 hour of The Hunger Games, we're in for a solid to decent movie. Man I hope they don't flake out on this. After reading the books I was fairly impressed with the first one, I thought it was one of the better film-book adaptations I've seen. Not 5star, but worth watching for sure. And I agree, enough of the blank stares from her. More

Posted by sheepaling at 09:33 on 15 April 2013 | Report This Post

Um, isn't there supposed to be another hunger games happening? Not just Lawrence staring moodily at stuff? More

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