New “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Trailer Shows Bloodied Peeta

New "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" Trailer Shows Bloodied Peeta

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is just weeks away from being released in theaters, and the TV spots and trailers are starting to roll in. As per the promotional campaign, there was a new TV spot called ‘Choice’ released this morning, and it’s the first time we see a tortured and bloodied Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] alive!

The teaser mainly focuses on Katniss’ [Jennifer Lawrence] state of mind following the destruction of District 12, and her reaction to seeing Peeta alive. We already saw some of this in the main theatrical trailer released a few months ago, but this is the first time we actually see the impact of all the torture and abuse Peeta went through. His face is bruised and bloody, and he looks terrified and emotionally spent. Man, if this small snippet is causing this much feeling, I can’t imagine what the movie’s going to do.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Theatrical Trailer – Epic And Emotional! And More Katniss!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Theatrical Trailer - Epic And Emotional! And More Katniss!

The full-length, theatrical version of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay [Part 1] trailer is finally here. Wow, that’s a doozy of a title to keep typing, but guess what? The trailer is totally worth it, you guys!

It starts off on a pretty downer note, with a little exchange between Katniss and President Snow, and Snow reminding Katniss that it’s the things ‘we love most that destroy us‘. And in other news, Donald Sutherland continues being creep-tastic without getting campy. Also, Jennifer Lawrence = badass.

Then, the epic music begins and we see a montage of all the characters we love and know – Gale, Haymitch, Effie, Beetee – as well as some we don’t – President Coin and Cressida. We see some expansive District 13 shots, proving that this is indeed a revolution. We see scenes of battle, and we also see a massive dam breaking down. And finally, we saw Katniss and Gale blow two hovercrafts out of the sky, before the Mockingjay seal blazes onto the screen, accompanied by the four-note musical whistle that has come to symbolize the series.

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New ‘Mockingjay’ Trailer Shows Katniss Getting Ready For Battle – Awesome Or Too Short?

New 'Mockingjay' Trailer Shows Katniss Getting Ready For Battle - Awesome Or Too Short?

Because Jennifer Lawrence is Jennifer Lawrence, she manages to sell The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 with just her face by the end of this teaser trailer. Overall, Lionsgate is taking it much slower with the marketing materials this time around, focusing on ‘teasing’ the movie as opposed to releasing anything concrete. By this time last year, we’d already gotten two full-length trailers for Catching Fire, not to mention several posters and promotional material.

In contrast, for Mockingjay, we have two Propaganda videos, one one-sheet poster, and this newly released teaser trailer. What gives, Lionsgate? You made us wait all this time only to release that?

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Trailer 2 Reveals Rebel-Centric Propaganda (Video)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Trailer 2 Reveals Rebel-Centric Propaganda (Video)

We received a brief 1-minute long teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which turned out to be an in-universe propaganda piece from President Snow [Donald Sutherland]. And now, we’ve received a second teaser trailer, much in the same vein but showing some rebel-centric propaganda.

The first teaser focused on President Snow’s message to Capitol citizens about standing together in the face of adversity, and the biggest surprise was Peeta Mellark [Josh Hutcherson] standing next to him. For those who can’t remember [or haven't seen Catching Fire], Peeta gets captured by the Capitol at the end of the second movie. Clearly, he’s been brainwashed and tortured into helping the capitol, indicated by his standing by Snow’s side.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Breaks Records, Earns $161.1 Million For Its Opening Weekend

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Breaks Records, Earns $161.1 Million For Its Opening Weekend

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has broken records, just as box office analysts predicted. Although it came in far below estimates, it still exceeded the first film for its opening weekend, and it also ended up gaining the 2D opening weekend record, beating The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

From Monday to Sunday [counting Thursday previews], Catching Fire earned close to $161 million. To be put it into perspective, Catching Fire earned in three days what Thor: The Dark World took three weeks to get to. Read More Here »



Jennifer Lawrence Gains Buzz, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tracking For $160 Million Opening Weekend (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence Gains Buzz, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tracking For $160 Million Opening Weekend (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence and the stars of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have been in promotional mode all week, going from country to country, red carpet to red carpet. Alas, their hard work seems to have paid off, since both the domestic and international buzz for the movie is off the charts. The reviews for the film have been staggeringly positive so far, with the majority of critics taking time out to single Lawrence for her performance. I mean, at this point it’s like telling us the color of the sky. The sky is blue. Water is clear. Jennifer Lawrence is a terrific actress and steals the movie. Duh.

What’s surprising is that most critics seem to be embracing this movie even more than the first one, especially when reviewers say that Catching Fire definitely feels like more of a ‘blockbuster’ than The Hunger Games ever did. And of course, the audience almost always builds for sequels, which means the opening weekend for this film could surpass The Hunger Games’ $152 million opening weekend in 2012. Read More Here »



The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Early Reviews And Reactions Are All Positive (VIDEO)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Early Reviews And Reactions Are All Positive

Days ahead of the movie’s world premiere in London, a press screening for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was held for members of the press and media. Despite a strict embargo, a few early tweets and reactions have made their way online, and they’re almost all overwhelmingly positive.

One reviewer wrote, “So… Just attended a press screening for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and all I can say is wow!” Another one wrote, “Just been lucky enough to go to an advanced screening of @TheHungerGames. WHOA. Just….WHOA. Absolute must see.” Some seem to be surprised by the ending, with one tweet stating, “Just watched Hunger Games 2 …. Didn’t expect it to end like that! Clearly I haven’t read the books! Proper good though!” Read More Here »



First Catching Fire TV Spot Reveals More Of The Katniss, Gale, Peeta, Love Triangle (VIDEO)

First Catching Fire TV Spot Reveals More Of The Katniss, Gale, Peeta, Love Triangle (VIDEO)

The Hunger Games conducted its entire promotional campaign without even hinting at the love story, forget the love triangle. Fans of the books obviously knew about the Katniss – Gale – Peeta love triangle, but casual moviegoers were given the barest hint of it in the film. Instead, the movie focused on the action and survival aspects of the story, which turned out to be smart – the film ended up crossing $400 million at the domestic box office alone.

However, now that Catching Fire is weeks away from its release, director Francis Lawrence is clearly using the love triangle to appeal to more fans – a.k.a more teenage girls.

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