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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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They’re emphasising what’s new – but still have lots to reveal

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser Trailer

Readers of the book will know that much of this story concerns the 75th Hunger Games, a 25-yearly “Quarter Quell”, which follows a similar format to the first Games but has a more elaborate and showy selection of deaths awaiting the contestants. The main criticism of the book, in fact, is that it's too much of a re-tread - although for our money it's a re-tread that massively amps up both the action and the stakes. What’s more, as hinted at in the very last moments here, all the participants are former winners. However, this teaser only shows us what happens outside the games arena, smartly emphasising how the story’s moved on rather than emphasising how the story’s repeating itself, and doesn’t introduce any of the new Tributes – like Sam Claflin’s Finnick Odair or Jena Malone as Johanna Mason.

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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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