Remember when the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games surfaced and most people were completely lost? Sure, fans of the books were squirming in their chairs, but the rest of us were left scratching are heads. The first teaser had little impact on me and unfortunately the full-length theatrical trailer leaves me caring even less about the film than before.
I can’t comment on how faithful this adaption looks to the books because I haven’t read them and judging by this trailer I’m kind of glad. As a non-fan The Hunger Games looks overly confusing for a simple concept. I’m hoping future trailers give a little more info on the actual story; otherwise I’ll most likely be skipping this one altogether.
I am curious to hear what fans of the series think. Does this trailer rightfully sell the movie? Should us outsiders be hunting down the books or doing a bit more reading to catch up?
The Hunger Games stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley and Elizabeth Banks. It opens in theaters on March 23rd, 2012.
Check out the trailer below, thanks to The Film Stage.
“The Hunger Games” chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event. Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home. The “Hunger Games” novel has been on the New York Times best seller list for over 100 consecutive weeks. Foreign rights for the book, published by Scholastic have been sold in 41 countries.