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Watch: First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Welcomes The Victors

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 14, 2013 11:15 PM
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And the night of non-stop teasers and clips ends with the grandaddy and most substantial of them all: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." And even though it doesn't open for another seven months, Lionsgate clearly feels like they have a big winner on their hands...

...and in keeping with that, the new trailer welcomes the victors from "The Hunger Games" and immediately gets the wheels spinning on where the story is going next. Even as this writer didn't care much for the first movie, the sight of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee (LOL) pulling some Machiavelian strings behind the scene to bring down Katniss Everdeen is actually pretty awesome. That said, the wigs are in full effect as are the mindboggling costumes, but perhaps most crucially, it looks like new franchise director Francis Lawrence believes in the tripod.

'Catching Fire' ignites on November 22nd. Watch below.

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  • Pember | April 16, 2013 10:54 AMReply

    Frankling, YOU are a joke, believing your uneducated opinion to be fact. "Another bland, low quality performance" lmao, get over yourself.

  • Frosting | April 15, 2013 8:52 PMReply

    Huh. (that's huh with a period, not a question mark)

  • Glass | April 15, 2013 9:37 AMReply

    This actually looks watchable (Francis is a better director for this material than Gary Ross). If they put that irritating Alicia Keys 'Girl On Fire' song in the movie or a trailer, my respect for Hollywood tastemaking will turn into some sort of black hole

  • franklin | April 15, 2013 5:07 PM

    No, this looks very unwatchable and laughably campy , and it feels like a bad SNL skit. Again, Jennifer Lawrence is giving another bland, low quality performance with no acting technique. This poor lady is out of her depth. This proves the Oscars are a joke.

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