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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 8 Lessons From The Teaser Trailer
What we took from the first footage

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The second Hunger Games film sees a newly-minted Oscar winner, Jennifer Lawrence, starring for a new director, Francis Lawrence (no relation) in what promises to be a bigger, badder story of political unrest and life-threatening televised competition. This week the first teaser trailer debuted online, and gave us a little more of an idea of what we’re in for. Here’s what to take from this teaser, in largely spoiler-free form (unless you skipped the first movie)…

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Life doesn’t get any easier for Katniss

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser Trailer

Last we saw of her, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) had just won the 74th Hunger Games and, by dint of threatening mutual suicide if the organisers didn’t relent, managed to save her fellow District 12 Tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) for good measure. But her defiance has made her a target for the totalitarian authorities of the Capitol at the same time it made her a heroine to the people, and this teaser very much emphasises that she’s up against the wall as a result. Even her victory tour threatens to become a blood bath - which is not something Team GB ever had to deal with.

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1 not a bad article, but...
This article mostly does good to represent what THG is about, but the people who actually need to know that are those who haven't read the books. Did you really have to spoil the Quarter Quell for them? Lionsgate have so far tried not to, but every online article sadly does. Also, the ending of the "love triangle" part is incorrect and misleading: "but in The Hunger Games Katniss herself is so much more concerned with staying alive than with either of the guys, which rather puts romantic dilemmas in perspective." You should have said that she's not concerned with ther, that she doesn't want romance, but it's certainly not true that she's not concerned about ]. I hate it when articles like these, in trying to show that Katniss is not Bella Swann, go to the other extreme and misrepresent her as some sort of a cold selfish survivalist, which is the complete opposite of what she is. If she's more concerned with her own survival than "either of the guys", why is she risking her life tMore

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