the hunger games
Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth in The Hunger Games | Lionsgate

Well, here it is. The teaser trailer for The Hunger Games I posted about last week, which aired during MTV’s Video Music Awards tonight. We still don’t have a ton of footage, mostly just Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) running through the woods with her bow and arrow. Which, ok, is a lot of what the movie is about.

The story takes place in a dystopian future America now known as Panem, a nation made up of twelve impoverished districts, all ruled by a militant Capitol where technology and excess are a way of life. Every year the Capitol holds a televised battle, where one male and female child from each district must fight to the death for the pleasure of the Capitol.

Katniss is a young hunter from District 12 who sacrifices herself to save her little sister Prim from the games, and in so doing, embarks on a brave fight for survival that could change a nation. The movie arrives in theaters March 23, 2012.

Any thoughts on the trailer?

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  1. The most intriguing thing about the Hunger Games, to me, was the great storyline. But this shows none of the drama in the story. Just some stupid special effects and a disembodied voice over. Excuse me while I fan myself …

    • I know what you mean. And they must have done enough filming to show us SOMETHING more than what they showed. Harumph, I say. By the way, I’m half-way through the third book, and can definitely see the whole trilogy on the big screen now.


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