Monday, September 15, 2014

War & No Peace: 'Mockingjay' Trailer is Pretty Bad Ass

When I read the final book in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, I thought it read like a war novel.  Mockingjay is arguably everyone's least favorite book (is it because she doesn't pull punches with characters we love?), but the movie (out November 21) looks like it's going to be just as dark.  The calm, grey-ish tones from District 12 are gone, and a dark, depressing world seems to lie ahead. 

Katniss explains that she never wanted any of this.  She didn't want to be a part of the Games, and she only wished to save the ones she loves.  Miss Everdeen has to make the hard choices.  This trailer looks brutal.  Gunfire, destruction, and lots of blazing fire are present in this trailer.  We even get to see Effie Trinkett stripped of her trademark opulence.  

The only time we really get to see some light is when Jennifer Lawrence is on screen.  It radiates around her like a halo (lest we forget that she's our hero), and she just shines in 2 minutes of darkness.  

My favorite image, though, has to be the brief shot of Josh Hutcherson and Stanley Tucci sitting opposite each other.  I would love to know what those two are talking about!  It looks like some bitchy, dystopian gabfest that I would definitely tune into every chance I got.  

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