Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Feature
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 8 Lessons From The Teaser Trailer
What we took from the first footage

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Back 2 of 8 Next

The forces of darkness are gathering

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser Trailer

The trailer’s hooked around President Snow (Donald Sutherland) scheming behind the scenes with new right-hand-man and games-runner Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who replaces the executed Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley). The pair are trying to come up with a way to destroy Katniss: first resolving to attack her image, then deciding to kill her “in the right way, at the right time”. For these totalitarian wonks, that means they want to kill her in a second Games. For good measure Snow decides to target all the other winners to quash such defiance in future. This scene isn’t in the book as such, but illustrates what Katniss comes to realise as the story rolls on. “She has become a beacon of hope for them, so she has to be eliminated.” It's worth noting that Heavensbee is a complicated character in the books, so it's good to see someone as talented as Hoffman play him, while Sutherland's a sufficiently good actor to add genteel nuance to the thoroughly rotten President Snow.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Back
2 of 8
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

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

Posted by Ivana2804 on Thursday May 2, 2013, 17:48

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)