The official full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is finally here, and it shows that the movie should have plenty of action. It may be a relief for many book fans, who found the final instalment the dullest of all.
This trailer opens with Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, stating that she never wanted any of it. All she wanted was to save her sister, Prim, and her friend, Peeta. As the camera focuses on the scene from the movie, viewers find that she is talking to President Snow on a screen. He makes it clear that it is the people she loves who will be her downfall.
It then cuts to show Katniss in the underground District 13, along with various shots of her on her propaganda tour. There are also glimpses of other survivors of the games, including Beetee and Finnick, and of course there is Peeta.
Fans of already seen Peeta in the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Dressed in a white suit, he has clearly become a puppet for the Capitol. Even Haymitch makes it clear that he is the Capitol’s figurehead, like Katniss is the rebel’s. It appears from the trailer that the first Mockingjay movie will be all about saving Peeta, while Katniss makes it clear that he is her priority.
With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer officially here, fans also get to see all the other characters mentioned in the book. For most, there are just snippets of them, including Cressida played by Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer.
Gale, played by Liam Hemsworth, will be the main focus for many people. He is in the very first scene with Katniss in the trailer, and he certainly has a darker look than the previous two movies. It appears that Gale is out for revenge for the destruction of his home in District 12, and wants freedom for everyone else. He is ready to do what it takes, and that includes firing an arrow at passing hovercrafts.
The official trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 comes just days after the release of Katniss’ poster. While fans have been treated to propaganda posters of the Capitol thanking the various districts and the rebels fighting for freedom, many have been disappointed by the lack of the main character.
The official poster shows Katniss clad in black, standing in front of a set of mockingjay wings. In the background is the circle commonly found around the mockingjay symbol and fire. After all, she is the girl on fire! She has her bow and arrows and special battle armor showing she is ready for a fight. The poster was shared as a symbol that it was just five days to the launch of the trailer, to make sure everyone was excited.
While the new official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer is here, it is not giving too much away for the movie. It just shows districts that are ready to fight, and people willing to do anything to overthrow the dictator President Snow.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham