“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” teaser trailer premiered at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. With the massive success of the novels and first film, the new “Catching Fire” trailer offered the first real look at the much anticipated sequel.
With the quick seven-second teaser trailer announcing the premiere of the “Catching Fire” trailer at the MTV Movie Awards, fans got to see an all-too-brief glimpse of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) with Effie Trinket (as they began the Victory Tour and a quick look at District 11, home of Rue, a young Tribute that Katniss befriends in “The Hunger Games” and dies during the games).
“Catching Fire” focuses on the 75th Hunger Games and the Victory Tour as Katniss and Peeta travel to each of the 12 Districts and, ultimately, the Capitol.
The “Catching Fire” teaser trailer reveals a lot more than the seven-second teaser earlier in the week. The trailer starts out with the same shots of Trinket ushering the two Victors to an awaiting crowd at District 11.
The trailer establishes the importance of Katniss with President Snow (Donald Sutherland) saying to Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the Head Gamesmaker, “She has become a beacon of hope for them so she has to be eliminated,” and Heavensbee responding, “Katniss Everdeen is a symbol, we don’t have to destroy her, just her image.”
In the “Catching Fire” trailer, rebellion in the Districts is contrasted to the pageantry of the Capitol and President Snow and Heavensbee scheme to quell the possible revolution. Several scenes involve violent clashes between citizens and police ultimately leading to President Snow calling all other Victors a threat. The teaser trailer does exactly that and offers the first in-depth look at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” while setting up the 75th Hunger Games.
View “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” trailer below. The movie, directed by Francis Lawrence, will be released on Nov. 22, 2013.
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