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.