I’m sorry for doubting you, oh casting gurus for The Hunger Games. The official trailer for the movie dropped today and I’ve already watched it too many times to count. Jennifer Lawrence does make Katniss feel older than her sixteen years of age, but she’s got all her strength and vulnerability down that the age thing fades into the background for me. I still loath Mockingjay, but I will be dying for this movie (and the Catching Fire movie adaptation) to come out. What do you guys think? When the tributes ascended to the arena, I literally had shivers down my spine. I’m still a Gale-Katniss shipper to the very end, but I have to concede Baker Boi Peeta looked seriously convincing in his few scenes with Katniss.
I love the posters for this movie, which features all the main characters in profile against a simple black backdrop. I’ve only brought the ones for Gale and Peeta, in addition to Katniss, but I’m also loving Woody Harrelson as Haymitch. The trailer gives me hope that the casting is right and the execution is on point. I don’t need a movie that is maudlin and sappy, I want all the extreme contrast between District 12 and the Capital, as well as the painfully raw intensity of the book to translate onscreen.
HD Trailer for The Hunger Games: