Although it is considered a ‘teen/young adult’ franchise, ever since the release of The Hunger Games in 2012, it has skyrocketed. Each sequel that’s put out has become the movie to wait for each year. Two movies down and two to go, we get our first tease for what’s to come in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Pat 1 and let me just say it is beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
(SPOILER) We know that at the end of Catching Fire, the Capitol and its Districts are put into chaos by the events of that years Hunger Games. We last saw Katniss with Haymitch, Gale, and Finnick on their way to District 13, now becoming the center of what is being called the resistance against the Capitol. We also know that Peeta and Johanna are in the arms of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and his Capitol.
Since those closing moments of the last chapter, the wait has been incredibly hard to take! I don’t plan on reading the books until after the last movie, so it’s been killing me to not know what happens yet. The movie should be finishing up production soon for a November release date, we now get our first teaser for the movie. As a moviegoer and buff, the teaser is phenomenal and done perfectly – check it out.
It starts off light with the President addressing his people as he should. But as the camera pans around, it starts getting darker as President Snow (Sutherland) starts to talk. Then there is that moment, ‘Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever.’ Sutherland makes it sound that much more scary and creepy, he is perfect for it. Not only does that happen, but as that camera starts to pan around we get a look at who he is accompanied by – Peeta! Now for us who have not read, we don’t know the exact reason why he is standing there, but Josh Hutcherson couldn’t have done it better. Standing completely still the entire time looking up away from the camera, but as the teaser finishes he gives the cold straight stare directly at the camera. The hairs are standing up on my arms!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will open on November 21st, 2014. Directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Julianne Moore, and Donald Sutherland.