Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: Katniss Is Here To Fight In First Teaser Trailer For ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist July 28, 2014 at 12:12AM

We’ve seen some intriguing teaser trailers for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” so far. One of the features a brainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) in piece of “unified” propaganda from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that gets jacked by members of the rebellion, namely Beetee (Jeffrey Wright). This is the type of insurgency that Snow will be looking to quell with swift vengeance and does really set the stage for “MockingJay, Part 1.” The rebellion is making plans.
2
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

We’ve seen some intriguing teaser trailers for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” so far. One of them features a brainwashed Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) in a piece of “unified” propaganda from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) that gets hacked by members of the rebellion, namely Beetee (Jeffrey Wright). This is the type of insurgency that Snow will be looking to quell with swift vengeance and does really set the stage for 'MockingJay - Part 1.' The rebellion is making plans.

So the new 'Hunger Games' trailer has arrived and it’s intriguing, but more focused on world-building than outright thrilling. It appears that Lionsgate wants to slowly build the campaign rather than run out of the gate all guns blazing. In fact, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is barely seen in the trailer, only in glimpses, really. Instead, the trailer begins and focuses on Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), Plutarch (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman), and Beetee (Wright) conspiring with rebellion leader Alma Coin (Julianne Moore). Is Katniss the new black? Can she rise as a figure of revolution or is she too damaged and compromised from everything she’s been through so far, including the capture of Peeta and her friends? 

This is what seems will be the central conflict of 'Mockingjay - Part 1': an insurrection starting to build, a government trying to shut it down before it can truly spread and people on both sides wondering whether Katniss is truly the chosen one or not. “Are you here to fight with us?" a dirty faced rebel asks. "I am," answers Katniss in the trailer's only money shot of our hero. "I will."

It’s nearly bold and almost counterintuitive as a teaser, but it’s also just a minute long. Regardless, it’s compelling and 'Catching Fire' definitely showed this series as a franchise on the rise that had markedly improved.

Francis Lawrence is back to direct the two final films in the series. 'Mockingjay – Part 1' hits theaters this year on November 21st, while the final installment, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” comes out November 20, 2015. In the meantime, Lionsgate has a few months to build their campaign. Watch the teaser below, check out a new Comic-Con poster as well and some recently revealed motion and character portraits. Update: a new photos has arrived.

Hunger Games; Mockingjay poster
Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Hunger Games: Mockingjay, portrait
Hunger Games: Mockingjay, portrait
Hunger Games: Mockingjay’

This article is related to: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Francis Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence, Comic-Con, Comic Con 2014, Lionsgate, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.

E-Mail Updates