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Lionsgate has released The Hunger Games teaser trailer in high definition following last night’s premiere during the Video Music Awards.

Watch the first look and discuss with fellow fans!

In the first look: We see Katniss running through the forest with narration from Gale. Gale says to Katniss: “Listen. You are stronger then they are. You are. They just want a good show. That’s all they want. You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are.” At the end Katniss sends an arrow through a Mockingjay pin which then covers the entire screen.

Tell us in the comments what you think of this look. As we speculated earlier today, the footage only was that of Katniss running through a forest but also included narration from Gale.

Stay tuned for a video interview with The Hunger Games director Gary Ross who discusses the first look and more!

Analysis from our own Jeremy Baril:

I can’t say I was surprised or even sufficiently “teased” by anything the Hunger Games footage had to offer. The voiceover from Gale didn’t work out of context of the scene in which it was given, the camerawork was passable, but does lead me to think it will be quite good in movie form. The preview just seemed poorly thought out and planned and I cannot wait to hear what Gary Ross has to say because I can only assume that he had very little to do with the making of this preview for the VMA’s.

I can suggest to you all not to hold this first glimpse as something to gauge what is to come from the movie, because it was – in a word – underwhelming. Neither giving us any more reason to expect a fantastic film, nor really giving us reason to expect a flop.

To me, it seemed like a good waste of hype and a minute worth of television viewing.

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  • CrunchyMunchiez

    first

  • CrunchyMunchiez

    first

  • Katie

    SHE IS KATNISS!

  • Katie

    SHE IS KATNISS!

  • CrunchyMunchiez

    wasnt very impressed at all with the preview but am so super stoked for when it comes out still

  • CrunchyMunchiez

    wasnt very impressed at all with the preview but am so super stoked for when it comes out still

  • http://www.facebook.com/spearsms Shane Spears

    Wooot!  That was awesome. Can’t wait!  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/spearsms Shane Spears

    Wooot!  That was awesome. Can’t wait!  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/spearsms Shane Spears

    Wooot!  That was awesome. Can’t wait!  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/spearsms Shane Spears

    Wooot!  That was awesome. Can’t wait!  :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/spearsms Shane Spears

    Wooot!  That was awesome. Can’t wait!  :)

  • Mayvioletblackburn

    OMG IFORGOT ABOUT THE INTERVIEW!

  • Mayvioletblackburn

    OMG IFORGOT ABOUT THE INTERVIEW!

  • Mayvioletblackburn

    OMG IFORGOT ABOUT THE INTERVIEW!

  • Mayvioletblackburn

    OMG IFORGOT ABOUT THE INTERVIEW!

  • Mayvioletblackburn

    OMG IFORGOT ABOUT THE INTERVIEW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Feliciano/100000532387029 Rebecca Feliciano

    WHERE’S PEETA?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Feliciano/100000532387029 Rebecca Feliciano

    WHERE’S PEETA?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Feliciano/100000532387029 Rebecca Feliciano

    WHERE’S PEETA?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Feliciano/100000532387029 Rebecca Feliciano

    WHERE’S PEETA?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Feliciano/100000532387029 Rebecca Feliciano

    WHERE’S PEETA?

    • http://twitter.com/lastyearswishes lastyearswishes

      Waiting for Katniss to find him by that stream~

  • Lnf

    i watched the vmas for 2 hours waiting for this…was in the bathroom when it came on. fml. hope it comes online soon

  • Lnf

    i watched the vmas for 2 hours waiting for this…was in the bathroom when it came on. fml. hope it comes online soon

  • Lnf

    i watched the vmas for 2 hours waiting for this…was in the bathroom when it came on. fml. hope it comes online soon

  • Lnf

    i watched the vmas for 2 hours waiting for this…was in the bathroom when it came on. fml. hope it comes online soon

  • Lnf

    i watched the vmas for 2 hours waiting for this…was in the bathroom when it came on. fml. hope it comes online soon

  • Lnf

    i watched the vmas for 2 hours waiting for this…was in the bathroom when it came on. fml. hope it comes online soon

  • Lnf

    i watched the vmas for 2 hours waiting for this…was in the bathroom when it came on. fml. hope it comes online soon

  • Chaz16

    That was a great trailer. I think it will be a nice fit for Abduction. IMO, that was better than The Dark Knight Rises teaser XD

  • http://twitter.com/jessoneal84 Jessica O’Neal

    Andrew was right…just Katniss running around. Not the most impressive preview at all. Oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • http://twitter.com/jessoneal84 Jessica O’Neal

    Andrew was right…just Katniss running around. Not the most impressive preview at all. Oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • http://twitter.com/jessoneal84 Jessica O’Neal

    Andrew was right…just Katniss running around. Not the most impressive preview at all. Oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • http://twitter.com/jessoneal84 Jessica O’Neal

    Andrew was right…just Katniss running around. Not the most impressive preview at all. Oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • http://twitter.com/jessoneal84 Jessica O’Neal

    Andrew was right…just Katniss running around. Not the most impressive preview at all. Oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • http://twitter.com/jessoneal84 Jessica O’Neal

    Andrew was right…just Katniss running around. Not the most impressive preview at all. Oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • http://twitter.com/jessoneal84 Jessica O’Neal

    Andrew was right…just Katniss running around. Not the most impressive preview at all. Oh well, still looking forward to it.

  • http://twitter.com/vonchambers Devon Chambers

    I’m worried … 

    sure it was a very very short teaser trailer and glimpse of only one scene but I’m not impressed. The voice over was awkward and the CGI looked wonky (but that should improve.) and I guess she did look like Katniss but yeah it certainly didn’t make anybody excited for the movie who wasn’t already excited. 

  • Coleheimer

    Still very excited for the movie, but honestly, that preview freakin’ sucked.

  • Coleheimer

    Still very excited for the movie, but honestly, that preview freakin’ sucked.

  • Coleheimer

    Still very excited for the movie, but honestly, that preview freakin’ sucked.

  • Coleheimer

    Still very excited for the movie, but honestly, that preview freakin’ sucked.

  • Coleheimer

    Still very excited for the movie, but honestly, that preview freakin’ sucked.

  • Coleheimer

    Still very excited for the movie, but honestly, that preview freakin’ sucked.

  • Coleheimer

    Still very excited for the movie, but honestly, that preview freakin’ sucked.

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • mee

    can’t watch in my region wah :(

  • Chaz16

    That was a great trailer. I think it will be a nice fit for Abduction. IMO, that was better than The Dark Knight Rises teaser XD

  • Chaz16

    That was a great trailer. I think it will be a nice fit for Abduction. IMO, that was better than The Dark Knight Rises teaser XD

  • Chaz16

    That was a great trailer. I think it will be a nice fit for Abduction. IMO, that was better than The Dark Knight Rises teaser XD

  • Chaz16

    That was a great trailer. I think it will be a nice fit for Abduction. IMO, that was better than The Dark Knight Rises teaser XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wells/1130513697 Seth Wells

    like it but waiting on a full trailer before i think its bad or not 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wells/1130513697 Seth Wells

    like it but waiting on a full trailer before i think its bad or not 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wells/1130513697 Seth Wells

    like it but waiting on a full trailer before i think its bad or not 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wells/1130513697 Seth Wells

    like it but waiting on a full trailer before i think its bad or not 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wells/1130513697 Seth Wells

    like it but waiting on a full trailer before i think its bad or not 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wells/1130513697 Seth Wells

    like it but waiting on a full trailer before i think its bad or not 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wells/1130513697 Seth Wells

    like it but waiting on a full trailer before i think its bad or not 

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • katie_lavelle2

    That was not what I was expecting! I mean, once the “short clip” theory was posted on here, the idea was in my head, but I was hoping it wasn’t true. I’m so bummed. But as someone who didn’t like the Katniss casting, it did make me like her a little more. I wanted to see Peetaaaaaaa!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5YSUS2Z6F5HIAXS5RB6RLXWKI Brandon Griffo

    that was it?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5YSUS2Z6F5HIAXS5RB6RLXWKI Brandon Griffo

    that was it?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5YSUS2Z6F5HIAXS5RB6RLXWKI Brandon Griffo

    that was it?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5YSUS2Z6F5HIAXS5RB6RLXWKI Brandon Griffo

    that was it?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5YSUS2Z6F5HIAXS5RB6RLXWKI Brandon Griffo

    that was it?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5YSUS2Z6F5HIAXS5RB6RLXWKI Brandon Griffo

    that was it?

  • http://twitter.com/TonksftMemories TonksftMemories

    I CAN’T WATCH IT IN MY REGION ???? OSLAIHYDIUASTD

  • 27gators

    love the four note whistle at the end, glad they’re including that from the book

    • Mayvioletblackburn

      OMG THEY DID, I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE, YOU’RE SO OBSERVANT.

    • Akacj18

      yeah! i noticed that too! LOVE IT!!

    • Akacj18

      i love the tone this teaser established! very gritty and realistic. this ain’t gonna be no hoity-toity chick-with-a-pink-bow-and-arrow movie!

      • Skye H.

        yes i love the fact she doesn’t have on makeup!!! it’s REAL!!!

        • tmarjorie

          She does too have on make-up!

          • Nathan

            where?

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      The whistling was my favourite part!

    • http://www.facebook.com/emileems Emilee Marie Self

      I had to watch it twice.. Gale sounds perfect, huh?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000008061767 Justine E Woodard

      that gave me the creeps!!!!!  ohhhh hahaha

    • Fawkesy11

      I like that it was used, but I think the notes need to change…sounded almost too much like the X-Files theme…not quite, but close.  

    • 27gators

      I think the teaser was pretty awesome it acclomplished its goal to “tease.”  Overall I think the casting is great, Jennifer Lawrence looks awesome as Katniss and Gale sounds perfect.  I think this movie will be done very well

    • Oceanaturem

      To me it sounded like the first part of the main riff of hedwig’s theme from harry potter… do-do duh-dodo….and then in hedwig’s theme duh-doo-dooo, do duh-dodo dodo.

    • Lookat

      The four note whistle sounds like something out of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUcOaGawIW0

    • ShadowWolfzy

      not to be mean or anything but do you think that really is The four note whistle? I didn’t think it would sound like that, it sounded a bit too ominous :)

  • Laurenvaughn10

    Jennifer looks fantastic as Katniss. However, I was disappointed with how little this “first look” really offered. That was barely enough to make THG fans feel interested in the movie, much less people who are unfamiliar with the series. I can’t say I’m surprised to have been let down by MTV, though.

  • Laurenvaughn10

    Jennifer looks fantastic as Katniss. However, I was disappointed with how little this “first look” really offered. That was barely enough to make THG fans feel interested in the movie, much less people who are unfamiliar with the series. I can’t say I’m surprised to have been let down by MTV, though.

  • Rulsoc

    can’t someone put it on youtube? i can’t see it  cuz i’m not in the US :(

  • Amy

    can’t view outside US :( saw it already live online though…not very happy, and if it was Gale’s voice, I really don’t like where the film is headed. I mean why the focus on him? He’s barely IN the book. Do not want a played up ‘love triangle’.

    • http://twitter.com/bookwizard Courtney

      i’ts probably just a line they chose to add with it. its obviously what he tells her right after she’s become a tribute. and something they already had recorded. 

    • Mayvioletblackburn

      I think it had less to do with his character and more to do with what he said …. it sounds epic and makes you wonder WHAT can she do? Hopefully people will google “the hunger games” and pick up the book.

  • Bxx

    ..I stayed up late on a school night to watch this shortass video? smh

  • http://twitter.com/lastyearswishes lastyearswishes

    lol It’s a teaser trailer people, what did you expect?

    I’m more annoyed that MTV made us wait until the very end of the show tbh.

  • Jamie Carroll

    I was so shocked and happy to hear Gale’s voice! AHHHHHHHH that was more than I thought it would be <3 only 207 days until the real thing

  • Renegjr93

    I had a gut feeling the trailer wasnt going to be well executed…….my gut was right. Not a good preview. But still looking forward for the film. The final product will be uh-mazing…..i hope.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.landeen Kevin Landeen

    Looks great, but I was hoping for more . . .

  • http://profiles.google.com/meganconwy Megan Conway

    “Sorry, we’re unable to offer this video to users in your region.” Seriously, MTV?! Canada is your neighbour. Why won’t you let me view the damn video?

    From what Andrew describes, it sounds pretty cool, though I won’t pass final judgement until I’ve actually seen it with my own eyes.

  • http://twitter.com/bookwizard Courtney

    it was intense, would have been alot better if they hadn’t released those small clips for commercials. and honestly, what can you expect? they arn’t done filming the movie yet and will have lots of effects for alot of the other scenes and so i’d say this is good enough to get your blood pumping and to start anticipating the teaster trailer which (if it is) would be what is released with Abduction. and then a better trailer closer to the holidays or in the new year. 

  • http://twitter.com/VickiiBee Vicki Boyd

    “Sorry, we are unable to offer this video to users in your region.” /canadianfail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722496967 Ana Selene Rodriguez Garcia

    awsome MTV why you gotta discriminate?

  • Kirsten
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718605572 Sheryl June Bennett

      Cheers mate! Can’t stand MTV anymore and I don’t live in the US. Definitely an exciting clip.

  • Anonymous

    Just what I expected.

  • http://twitter.com/monicanatalia Monica Natalia

    Even though I was let down I do have to add that it was nice to hear
    Gale’s voice (that was his right?) and Jennifer as Katniss when she was
    shooting that arrow, I loved her look to be honest.

    oh and I do hope that the fire scene and the arrow shooting scene were two separate shots…

  • Jazz

    I’m really excited but damn…. that’s it? BUT STILL I’M REALLY EXCITED!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Feliciano/100000532387029 Rebecca Feliciano

    My expections have been lowered. There BETTER be a trailer soon or they’ll lose me as a movie-fan (i will always love the books.)

  • afolkes

    I don’t think the preview showed very much BUT the preview gave me chills. I feel like they are saving the good previews for january. They can’t give it all away now. 

  • Sarah

    *NO COMMENT* UGH!!

  • Anonymous

    Too short for my liking…BUT I won’t lie when I say I got goosebumps.

  • The Real HP

    Loved the liuttle piece of the score we got but I feel like the four note trill reminds me of a variation of Hedwig’s Theme from the ever amazing Harry Potter (not that that’s a problem) but I’m one of those people who plays weird crazy attention to the soundtracks and scores for movie. I’m stoked but I can’t say I’m all that thrilled with the teaser. A) You couldn’t really understand Gale…which annoyed me because I missed most of it scrumaging around for the remote so I could turn it up due to the fact that I couldn’t hear/understand it. C) If you didn’t already know what the Hunger Games was you’d have abolutely no idea what it was about which is what the point of a teaser is.   Still, it’s great to see it all coming together as I’m one of the people who got the very first book the very day it was released. I’m a crazy fanfirl :) Merh…

    • http://twitter.com/monicanatalia Monica Natalia

      I agree with your point C…people who don’t know what the series is really about probably think she’s hunting bears or something lolz

    • http://twitter.com/bookwizard Courtney

      i agree… if you had no idea what it was you were probably really confused. and i pay attention the score as well, and i just really hope that that was a piece of the score instead of some little diddy made for this tiny little clip that i dont think can even be called a teaser cuz usually teasers are a bit more intense(in the circumstances of an action movie like this), they show a bit more and do the whole release date at the end. 

      • http://twitter.com/bookwizard Courtney

        and ya, re-listening to the four note thing, at first my mind begins to think its something related to harry potter… hmmmm

      • http://twitter.com/bookwizard Courtney

        and ya, re-listening to the four note thing, at first my mind begins to think its something related to harry potter… hmmmm

      • http://twitter.com/bookwizard Courtney

        and ya, re-listening to the four note thing, at first my mind begins to think its something related to harry potter… hmmmm

    • tmarjorie

      agree. if anyone who hadn’t read the book watched it they would have NO IDEA what it was about!!

  • The Real HP

    Loved the liuttle piece of the score we got but I feel like the four note trill reminds me of a variation of Hedwig’s Theme from the ever amazing Harry Potter (not that that’s a problem) but I’m one of those people who plays weird crazy attention to the soundtracks and scores for movie. I’m stoked but I can’t say I’m all that thrilled with the teaser. A) You couldn’t really understand Gale…which annoyed me because I missed most of it scrumaging around for the remote so I could turn it up due to the fact that I couldn’t hear/understand it. C) If you didn’t already know what the Hunger Games was you’d have abolutely no idea what it was about which is what the point of a teaser is.   Still, it’s great to see it all coming together as I’m one of the people who got the very first book the very day it was released. I’m a crazy fanfirl :) Merh…

  • Lesterhhopico_011

    Damn. I can’t watch it!

  • Lesterhhopico_011

    Damn. I can’t watch it!

  • Shannon

    I actually liked the preview. Though it was short maybe gale talking was a hint for what might happen during the quiet parts of the movie when no one is talking. Cause the one thing I was concerned about is that this is not a book therefore we do not know everything each character is thinking. SO EXCITED!!!

  • Tiffany davis

    So excited!!

  • Peeta

    I saw it on YouTube, I think it was awesome! Of course, I was expecting to see more. Peeta, the bloodbath, the reaping, the chariot scene. But release is still in March, that’s seven months from now. We can’t expect them to show everything…yet. Hoping to see more soon. :)

  • Peeta

    I saw it on YouTube, I think it was awesome! Of course, I was expecting to see more. Peeta, the bloodbath, the reaping, the chariot scene. But release is still in March, that’s seven months from now. We can’t expect them to show everything…yet. Hoping to see more soon. :)

  • xo.amanda.graf

    it’s on youtube but i cant find the whole intro…mtv says the video is unavailable in my region  :(  looks good though, however i would have liked to have seen gale and peeta at some point..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqp3iXzrZAA Sirdorkusproductions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqp3iXzrZAA This will help you get over the teaser.

  • http://profiles.google.com/meganconwy Megan Conway

    Just saw the YT version, and I must say that it wasn’t horrible. I liked Gale’s voice over and it’s pretty obvious (at least to me) that he’s going to be saying this maybe in the justice building right before Katniss leaves for the Games. And as for the visuals, it seemed (to me) like it wasn’t JUST forest footage from the arena cause there was one quick shot where (I thought) Katniss was wearing a different shirt. Maybe. I don’t know.

    In all, I think it was the perfect tease seeing as the movie doesn’t come out till the end of March. Now we’re probably all asking ourselves: “When is the ACTUAL first trailer coming out?” My best bet is in September when ABDUCTION is released in theatres.

  • Akacj18

    1. i understand why people are disgruntled by the brevity of the clip, but i honestly think it was unrealistic to expect much more.
    2. i actually think it was an intriguing glimpse into the TONE of the movie. gale’s narration; the way it was cut; the general tension they managed to build in 20 seconds – im liking where this is headed. 
    3. katniss shooting that arrow at the end must have been the scene where she finds Rue being attacked and she kills the other tribute without even hesitating.
    4. i wish i could see the teaser again, but ALAS, everyone else in the ‘verse (firefly reference!) is trying to watch it and it wont load. *sigh*

    • Akacj18

      you shouldn’t need oodles of visual information to establish the tone of the film you’re making. plus, gale’s narration saying she’s a hunter and she should show them what she can do helps tie together katniss’s inspiration to utilize her bow and arrow skills in front of the game makers and subsequently in the arena, all whilst creating a connection back to gale to help the audience keep him in mind and maintain the “love triangle”. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000135602388 Lindsey Nestor

    LOVE rue’s four note call. very ominous. not what i expected, but i loved it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rebecca-Feliciano/100000532387029 Rebecca Feliciano

    Well, on a good note, the mockingjay looks great

  • Starbird06

    I don’t know why so many people are upset by this teaser. It is a teaser and I’ve learned from past experience not to get my hopes up about these things and… I thoroughly enjoyed this because of that. It was amazing. Great music, great shots, I loved the logo and the whistle at the end. They were all perfect.

    And to all of the people saying “I could have shot that in my back yard” or “it was too simple and not enough footage…” Isn’t the simplicity of the book and it’s deeper meaning that we fell in love with? I don’t know what else you were expecting than the nondescript wood of NC, but to me I saw the girl on fire in the arena. The simply, yet powerful words from her best friend back home during an adrenaline pumping scene as she runs for her life = the essence of The Hunger Games. With Josh and Jennifer heading up this cast I don’t think we have much to worry about.

    The Hunger Games was never pretty. It was gritty, real, and terrifying. Pretty much everything that teaser was.

    • http://twitter.com/LolenNeverbende Lolen Neverbender

      I love it. Well said. I agree with you on every point. there are a couple I want to add: The setting of The Hunger Games is a setting where you could film it in your backyard. And people have. 

      About the cast Jennifer is an Oscar nominated actress. This is the tip of the iceberg. Josh was in an Oscar nominated movie. Obviously they have stuff to offer. 

      We’re lucky to have such a great cast and crew.

      • Nathan

        weelll you can film any movie in any forest and say you filmed it in your backyard

    • http://twitter.com/upper_westsider NYC Girl

      I agree too.  This is just a teaser trailer and Harry Potter taught me not to expect a lot from them.  What I did see, I liked. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andy-Hutchinson/1072173900 Andy Hutchinson

      um, you think this was gritty or terrifying? mate, you need to man up and watch something like Messiah or Luther, then you’ll know what gritty means, then watch Insidious to give you a lesson in terror.

      • Skye H.

        yeah whatever, ok? this is kids fighting to the death. it’s going to be gritty and terrifying.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqp3iXzrZAA Sirdorkusproductions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… This will help you get over the teaser.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqp3iXzrZAA Dil_m17

      Haha. Funny

  • shar

    Honestly, I’m not surprised there wasn’t much in the preview. It’s not supposed to be a trailer. They haven’t even finished filming yet. I’m just glad we got some sort of footage from the film. 

  • HP78741

    I liked how the arrow faded into the mockingjay and the voiceover. Otherwise everything else was expected.

  • http://twitter.com/SingularityStar Singularity Star

    Yeah…that was kind of terrible.  I still have hope that the movie will be good, but that was not a good teaser.  

  • leviosaaax3

    I don’t get why people are so disappointed. They just began filming recently… so why would they show so many scenes that would spoil everything? As for me, I got goosebumps. I’m so excited!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VRVYGYMTSIUKXX44NN4XRYK73I Glasswatar

    Oh, so the music for the live poster really was for the movie! That makes me excited because the music sounded SO good :D And Rue’s four note tune! BEAUTIFUL!
    eh, yeah, not much to look at, but overall still a pretty good looking shot. Its not much, but we kind of knew that already. I really liked the delivery by Liam Hemsworth, it sounded great, very much like Gale. Jennifer Lawrence certainly looked the part, and I really enjoyed the shots of the forest. I know that seems insignificant, but it looks as if it is a hand camera shot which can convey quite a bit of information as it is made to seem like its from Katniss’s eyes. 
    I have more insight now of how the overall movie will look. It appears to have just the right amount of darkness and depth. This slightly appeases my ever growing hunger for the movie :)

  • AshleeAlexa

    I’m not excited! haha.

  • Soundwave129

    I love it! Gale’s voiceover, the camerawork, Katniss, and I LOVE Rue’s Call, and what I’m dubbing the Hunger Games theme.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646157207 Mary Elena

    i guessed right! (about the scene they used) woohoo… so excited can’t wait

  • Tyler

    A small detail I caught: The part at the beginning with her walking is from after all fire scene. She has Glimmer’s bow at the beginning, but when she is running from the fire she doesn’t have it yet. Just wanted to point that out, because at first I had a mini heart attack when I thought they had given Katniss the bow before the fire scene :P

  • Theaterboy1

    Ok everyone complaining about this I can definitely see where you are comin from (I wanted to see a little more too like Peeta and/or Gale) but this did EXACTLY what a teaser is supposed to do: Make me want to see more!! A teaser isn’t supposed to be 2 minutes of action, that comes during the actual official trailer whenever it gets released. All in all I LOVED the teaser trailer and I’m glad there even was one. Hey…it’s something right?

  • Anonymous

    I loved Rue’s four note tune!!

  • http://twitter.com/bookwizard Courtney

    When is Gary Ross going to discuss it?

  • Ikhlas Hussain

    huh. That was it?

  • Im_No_Muggle

    Was anYOne else reminded of LOST? with the jungle, running, music, close up of eyes?

  • Nakita

    As a fan, I really loved the preview just because we got to see little things. One thing I was relieved to see was that her backpack was orange! For some reason that was something I was really worried they’d ignore. I also freaked out when I heard rue’s four note whistle at the end. It has a bit of an eerie feel to it which makes it so perfect. I was hoping to see Peeta, but i’ll survive for now and wait patiently for the trailer that HAS to include him. One big problem, and main problem, for me though was how vague this teaser was. I was watching with my sister and mom. When it was finished they both looked at me confused, so I had to explain why she was running, what the fire was about, why she was shooting an arrow and so on.. My sister and mom, who know nothing about Hunger Games except that I am a huge fan, found the teaser interseing but nothing they would go find information about. To them it was just some randomn video in the VMA’s. In the end, I think this ‘teaser’ could have been done differently. If it really was for fans, I don’t think they needed to create so much hype about it and could have given us a little more. There was no need for all these little clips to keep us intersted, as fans we would have watched no matter what and in a way it spoiled it for us.  If they were trying to get people interested, based on the opinions of my family, they failed at that. My sisters view of this was, litteraly, some randomn girl running through the woods with fire chasing behind her and a guy talking about hunting. Whoever put this ‘teaser’ together clearly did not think it through.
    In the end though, I still love getting to see a little preview no matter how short it was. Hopefully the trailer would make more sense and bring new fans to the series. I will not patiently wait for the trailer, rereading the books :)

    • Nakita

      whoops…spelling error. It was supposed to say “now patiently wait”. My bad :/

  • PikakeFlor

    The preview did an okay job. It showed some of the intensity but it wasn’t all that visual. And that is what a movie, especially a preview, needs to be. To not only get the attention of the fans, but to attract new fans as well.

  • Akacj18

    -im gonna piece together the scenes from which this clip is derived:
    1. when katniss runs into the fire she does NOT have her bow and arrow, so nobody say anything about accuracy.
    2. when she’s walking around the forest and has the bow and arrow, obviously this is post-tracker jackers, so again, accurate. 
    3. when she’s walking around by the stream she’s probably looking for peeta.
    4. when she shoots the bow and arrow she has probably just come upon Rue being killed and without hesitating sends an arrow through the other tribute.
    -i an generally happy with this teaser. i didnt expect much since they JUST finished filming, and i’m not even sure they are done. the positive result of this preview is that it gave us a glimpse into the overall tone of the film, and that tone looks to be pretty good. 

    • Skye H.

      About #4, I thought that too! I can’t remember another time when she fired an arrow that quickly, with such fury in her eyes.

  • Anonymous

    The review was ridiculously harsh. It wasn’t meant to be the most amazing teaser ever. They just started filming a few months ago. Jennifer looks great as a burnette!!

  • Akacj18

    i’ve been wondering – where are they gonna end this movie? the assumption is obviously where the book ends, but is it possible they’d end it a little later, or maybe on just a slightly different note than from katniss’ perspective in the book?? this movie is really an exercise in having to re-imagine a story outside of the first person perspective in which it was written, and i just wonder what artistic adjustments will be made adapting it to the screen. based on interviews and this teaser, so far it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a strictly first person style narrative.

    • Kirsten

      Actually, I think it would work well to end it where the book ends. The last shot would be of Katniss and Peeeta holding hands, lit from behind by the flast of cameras… or something. I think the only things that will be prominently cut are things that require a lot of explanation, like Katniss’ father or the identities of the Hob people. They might also cut down the days that Katniss just spends lying around. I think it might be cool (since films are thirs person), to see the Hunger Games as people in the Capitol would, or perhaps as Haymitch in the Capitol (mentoring) would. I think we’ll see things somewhat from Katniss’ perspective, they they’ll roam. I just don’t know how they’ll do expository stuff.

  • Merrick

    I like it! So far.

  • http://twitter.com/ambersorensen ambersorensen

    The embedded video is gone, copyright infringement.

  • taylor

    I appreciated that they didn’t go with the love triangle in the teaser trailer, so it was nice to see the little bit of action.  The quote didn’t make a lot of sense out of context, but Katniss shooting the arrow through the logo was a nice touch.  I think they just didn’t have a lot of footage that was finished in time to put in the trailer.  I’m hoping we get a better look in the next trailer!!

  • http://twitter.com/paramaniac97 Edward’sGal

    AHHHH! Would of loved to see more! But I love Rue’s four tune song at the end :)

  • Lilly

    The narration was awful! sounded like something out of twilight! i’m looking forward to the movie but that just looked like something they just threw together…

    • Kirsten

      I would agree with you, because not only do I hate Gale with a fiery passion matched only with his bomb that killed hundreds of innocent children, except for the fact that the lines in the trailer are quite similar to quotes in the book.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VRVYGYMTSIUKXX44NN4XRYK73I Glasswatar

    And Gary Ross’s interview is where???

  • Anonymous

    the opening shots of this are so similar to the opening shots of twilight :|

  • http://www.facebook.com/iDomi Domi Ed

    I was kinda expecting to not be impressed with this preview. And I wasn’t. I hope this movie is good but cause I didn’t really care for what I saw too much. 

  • WalnutEye

    If you close your eyes, it sounds very much like a twilight movie. Since when is Gale Edward?

    • Camillo

      Gale is not even that important in this book. He appears more in the last two.

      • Chellearia

        When I reread the first book, I realized that Gale is constantly in Katniss’s thoughts so the voiceover seems spot on to me.

      • Chellearia

        When I reread the first book, I realized that Gale is constantly in Katniss’s thoughts so the voiceover seems spot on to me.

    • Oceanaturem

      yeah, I agree, and am worried. That was my main reaction. 

  • Anonymous

    I liked that they used the music from the flaming poster

  • Anonymous

    So I thought that this teaser was a let down too, but I can’t help being glad that they didn’t show a “romantic” scene, like the cave with Peeta or some sort of moment with Katniss and Gale. I think the fact that they showed a clip of Katniss in action, being her badass self, shows that Lionsgate are promoting The Hunger Games as an action movie rather than a romance movie, which comes as a relief to many fans. It also kicks all those claims that “The Hunger Games are copying Twilight” up the ass, because instead of showing some sappy, romantic, love-triangle footage, they showed some fast paced, tense action (albeit just Katniss running). 

  • Anonymous

    I watched the vmas on my dvr, when they said they are going to show the hunger games clip the recording STOPED!!!!!! I tried to watch it on mtvs site but its lagging. :(

  • http://twitter.com/WolfCub400 Anna Baum

    To be honest, as a massive fan of the books, I’ve been really looking forward to the film, and anything that they give us is worth it. It was only a tad disappointing, because there has been so much hype, and I think we were all expecting a bit more – but they did a great job. You get the atmosphere of the Hunger Games from this and I think that that was what they were after, as it didn’t really explain much about the story. LOVED the whistle at the end as well – so haunting! Can’t wait for the whole film :D

  • Eoin

    Great preview. I loved the end when she shot the arrow and it hit the mockingjay pin.

  • http://twitter.com/Fluffsy S.J.

    Is it just me or does the whistle at the end sound very much like The X-Files theme song?
    Apart from that, it was very underwhelming and not deserving this huge hype and countdown and all the fuss MTV did! They need to take lessons from WB with how they did Harry Potter teasers! THOSE REALLY TEASED! This one, not so much! 

    • Igora

      I thought the same thing about the X-files theme song, hopefully now that’s not all I will hear when they play the whistle, because I’m assuming that’s supposed to be Rue’s signal… :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1634150711 Rikke Hansen

    I can’t wait ! I really like the books, so i hope the movies is so good as the books! <3 omg i just can't wait ! <3

  • Kirsten

    While this teaser was barely there, I’ve seen worse (remember that 20-second clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?). I did enjoy it, though I know it won’t be as good as the final product. I can only assume that since filming has recently been in full swing and is only starting to wind down, there isn’t much in post-production yet. That shot of Katniss running and the clip of Gale might be coming from a sparse array of clips. I enjoyed the whistle and seeing into the Games, though Katniss’ shirt is nothing like I imagined. I also liked how Gale’s lines seemed to be similar to the book; I hope this is a continuing theme. We can’t judge yet, but I’m just getting more excited for this film by the minute!

  • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

    LAME

  • Joey J.

    i would have liked to see Katniss shooting an arrow at the Careers stock of stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Totally agree with Jeremy. This “teaser” isn’t at all enough to judge anything… And for those people who haven’t read the book, I think it speaks nothing to them.

    I’ll keep waiting for a real teaser trailer.

  • BSG88

    Great teaser, but I still hate who they cast as Katniss

  • HungerHarry

    I love that they have the 4-note whistle at the end. Katniss looks great, but I can’t stop thinking of that Miley Cyrus movie when I hear or see Gale!

  • Laura Jones

    Gale sounds perfect

  • Anonymous

    Whoa……. I had to just totally calm myself down…. I CAN”T WAIT UNTIL MARCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718605572 Sheryl June Bennett

    Not an overly exciting teaser, but definitely interesting to see what comes next. Honestly, the best bit was arrow point and shoot towards mockingjay

  • Anonymous

    Can’t really judge till a proper trailer, or even a proper teaser, is out. This bit didn’t make me anticipate the movie. The cinematography and editing didn’t seem all that great and the voice over made me doubt the acting ability behind it.

  • guest

    lame… i wasted a hour and a half of my life watching the vmas for this??

    • http://twitter.com/BmVc1 Brandon

      That’s what the internet is for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1422511961 Bethany Lemak

    I actually enjoyed this teaser.  The tone was very real and gritty, exactly as I pictured. The whistle surprised me. I’m really glad that they added those 4 notes.  Gale sounded perfect.  I still wish there was more to this teaser. After all the hype, it was weird that this was just it.  But I am still happy that we got to see something. 

    People who haven’t read or know anything about the series will be entirely confused by this teaser. 

    Personally, I don’t think they wanted to let people know what was going on.

    I think they wanted to peak the interest of people who know nothing about the series, so they research it and say, “Wow! That’s what that was all about! Now I have to see it!”

  • http://twitter.com/DigestMovies Page Lady
  • http://twitter.com/WhatTheGrace Grace Nzita

    For a teaser trailer i wasn’t too excited. Don’t get me wrong it looks great but i didn’t get much from the trailer.
    I know this is being controversial but i remember first watching the New Moon teaser trailer, and i don’t think i’d ever been more excited about watching a trailer, there was so much hype around it after it aired.
    I don’t think i’ll be telling my friends to ‘check out this trailer!’ We’ve already seen Katniss in the woods (in the promo pic) something completely unexpected would have been cool.The voice over (not sure if it was Cinna or Gale) was cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/valeriakementari Valeria Kementari

    I have no idea what Hunger Games is and this was truly uninteresting. Sorry but I won’t be watching this

    • Anonymous

      The point of this comment was….?

      You have no idea what Hunger Games is, tell us you’re uninterested in something you’ve never heard of apparently, and then go on to tell us you won’t be watching something you don’t know anything about. Wow. Such insight. 

      • katie

        I think her comment is totally valid here, actually. The VMA spot was a chance to get a wider audience (meaning those who are NOT already fans of the books) interested in this movie. And on that level, it failed.
        As a fan, though, I liked it.

  • Kailey

    Okay, I didn’t think I’d like it, but I really did! I really like how brotherly Gale sounds; his voice, at least, is perfect. I still don’t like the look of Jennifer Lawrence for Katniss, but a couple of the details still made me happy, like the fact that they definitely have the fire scene and Katniss shooting the arrow into the pin. I didn’t even realize they had Rue’s four notes at the end until I read the comments, but I love it!

  • Aviane

    I just squealed like a little girl! This is fantastic!!! I am simply ecstatic about this XD

    • @THGFANSITE on twitter

      she was supposed to, but couldnt make it because she was filming the movie. =(

  • Eoin

    Even better in HD. The way they made it sound I thought that Jennifer Lawrence would be at the VMAs.

  • butterbeerbottle

    I really liked the way Gale was voicing over and I thought the whole pin/arrow thing was cool. I also loved the whistle at the end, they got it just right!

  • Susie

    She really doesn’t seem like a good Katniss.

  • Bumble

    How like how they filmed it like a reality tv show. It is like we are along with the rest of the world watching the game. It is very realistic:)

  • Pink Flamingo

    This actually makes me sick with excitement!!!

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  • WALK IT OOOOFF *self-stab*

    Wow,  Rue’s tune at the end literally gave me chills. But I think… that’s one of the only parts I liked, the other being the fire-cannons, I’m glad they put that in. I just don’t think Katniss’s appearance isn’t what I had in mind when I read the books. At all. I like Gale’s voice, though, definitely going to see this. c:

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000008061767 Justine E Woodard

    I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVED IT!!!! XD CANT WAIT

  • Holly

    idk, i still got goosebumps

  • Fawkesy11

    I dont know about you guys…but I was slightly concerned that a deer was going to jump out and Gale was going to present himself from behind a tree to grab the deer Edward style.  It had that appeal in the first 4 seconds of the teaser.  But alas, it did not happen and I’m so relieved!  On a positive note, Jennifer Lawrence for sure looks the part!  She also looks the right age of Katniss…you can see the youth when they do a close-up on her eyes.  Not impressed with the music…kind of resembled X-Files…not a good fit.  This teaser was hastily put together.  Hopefully the film isn’t treated as such.  

  • Pink Flamingo

    *SPOILERS* (Sort of)

    Something just occurred to me about the commentary.”Listen, you are stronger than they are. You are.” and “You know how to hunt. Show them how good you are.” appear to be referring to Katniss’ time in the Games and to out competing the rest of the tributes.

    However, “They just want a good show. That’s all they want.” is clearly referring to the Capitol.

    This reminds me of when Haymitch says to Katniss in Catching Fire, “Remember who the enemy is.”. At first glance the enemy appears to be the other tributes against which Katniss was directly competing, but by the end of the book it is clear that the real enemy is the Capitol.

    We know Gale realises this from the begining as Katniss refers to his rants in the forest whilst hunting. It seems fitting that he should narrate this from the begining, actually setting up for the entire trilogy.

    I don’t know if this was done on purpose but I thought it was an interesting point anyway. :)

  • TheEighthHorcrux

    THE FOUR NOTE WHISTLE OMG!!!!

  • jp

    Was the voice over form gale or cinna…?

  • jp

    Was the voice over form gale or cinna…?

  • Tonks

    They have such a good chance to make an epic teaser trailer, because their are lots of epic scenes for them to use, and lots of epic lines for them to use as voiceovers. It was ok, I loved the words from Gale, but i feel like Lionsgate cheated themselves. I didn’t get very excited.

  • HPForever3 :)

    Wow. You were right, Andrew. It was only Katniss running in the forest. :P 

  • Remus Moody

    INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/_FinalHorcrux_ Tyler J-PiZzle

    I will admit, I had my doubts about this movie, as I think all of us did, with the casting and what not. But after seeing this…this totally reassures me that this movie will (hopefully) live up to the amazing book! Jennifer was outstanding..even in this minute long clip i could tell she was Katniss. I am very excited for 23 March 2012…it’s going to be amazing. (OH! And the little four not Mockingjay tune…love it!) Midnight showing anyone?!

  • Karissa

    could her shooting the arrow be when she sees Rue being killed? 

    • katie

      I really think that’s correct

  • Landon Hershey

    I didn’t really like this. I got kinda cheesed out by Gale.

  • Alyssa

    That was… underwhelming. Although Katniss shooting the arrow through the pin was pretty awesome.

  • Starkid Elizabeth

    It is coming out on my birthday. I know what my birthday party will be

  • katnisswannabe

    Oh my Gosh! It wasn’t a lot, but it quenched the ‘hunger’ (ha ha) of the HG fans (for me)

  • Ananya

    well i don’t know about you but that gave me goosebumps

  • http://twitter.com/Paige_eliza111 Paige

    it only appeals to those who’ve read the books, it didn’t even excite me really -_- lack of tease-ability

  • Eponine_T

    Looking forward to the movie but the teaser was…. not worth subjecting myself to 2 hours of Empty V to see it.

  • Anonymous

    That was surprisingly epic for a 1 minute preview.  I have goosebumps.

  • http://twitter.com/xhpfanatic Grace Chen

    I was looking forward to this but….nothing

  • Jason

    I was right! I was right! The bow catching on fire at the end into the title, I said that. 

  • Emily Wisniewski

    I’m still not sure if I’m happy about this becoming a movie… Time will tell

  • Anonymous

    Goosebumps ? Seriously ? This was lame. Next time ….

  • Lennyrox6

    OMG, it was amazing. Don’t hate, you couldn’t do better. GOOSEBUMPS.

  • Sympathy

    Is excited for the film.

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  • tmarjorie

    Katniss looks 28, not 16!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT how I thuoght she would look AT ALL!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eeshannon Emily Shannon

    That trailer really lacks the intensity and suspense and fear of the book. Especially Jennifer Lawrence’s face. This really worries me that the film will be no good.

    • bridget

      it was pretty intense to me. if you go into the movie looking for flaws and comparing it to the movie, it’ll never be enjoyable.

  • Inky

    *fangirl freakout*
    OMTL, call me greedy, but I want more! And the end “may the odds be ever in your favor” I was like AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  • Nicola

    I don’t care what anyone else thinks about it… This will most definitely satisfy me for a few months!

  • bridget

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…….this is all  i can manage right now

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  • http://twitter.com/Maura7886 Maura

    That whistle at the end is the Mockingjay call…or “Rue’s call”

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  • Shantelle

    So I just realized (because I am rereading the book) that Katniss doesn’t get the bow until after she makes it out of the fire… So realistically (in terms of the book) She would not have had the bow to shoot anything at the point that is portrayed in the trailer, she steals it from Glimmer after the tracker jacker attack which happens after the fire.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Freeman/100000535945054 Sara Freeman

    the whistle is good. other than that I didn’t notice anything new. this has been out for a while now

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