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THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES

THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES

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The series of articles discuss the popular best seller the hunger games by suzanne collins.
The series of articles discuss the popular best seller the hunger games by suzanne collins.

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 ==== ====FOR MORE ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES VISIT THIS urlhttp://tinyurl.com/d58xdel ==== ====1. The first shot introduces us to District 12 . It's more rustic than I had originally imagined.Personally, when I think futuristic post-apocalyptic setting, I think of more concrete, dead vehiclesscattered, maybe some unusual technology. If this was a post war North America, though, in amining colony, this is probably a lot closer to what it would look like. I think the big thing toremember is that the Capitol wants to keep everyone under control. The only technology thedistricts have is what the Capitol will allow. They probably cleared the area of any modernremnants other than what they control. 2. The fence. Of everything in the trailer, for some reason, the fence bothered me the most. Ialways imagined it as being much taller, much more industrial and opposing. This looks like asimple cattle fence. I suppose that's all they would need to get the job done, but it still didn't fit withhow I had thought it should look - what about you? And if that's the worst thing about the trailer, Ithink we're in pretty good shape! 3. Gale and Katniss . I know it's already been said, but their conversation seems to come sonaturally. Just like they are the old friends they should be. Liam Hemsworth was the one castingchoice that I was somewhat unsure of at first. I still don't think he quite looks like the person Iimagined, but so far he seems like a great Gale, and that's the most important thing. Thechemistry is there, but doesn't seem to be overdone, which I am thankful for. A lot of things in thetrailer don't look overdone, which really helps make everything come together in a much more realway. 4. Katniss hunting. Just a quick shot (no pun intended), but Jennifer Lawrence seems comfortablewith a bow, even if the previous screen-cap showed her holding it a bit oddly. I'm going to keepwith my theory that she was in the midst of pointing out her target, which is why her hands wereoff. If there is one thing that Katniss needs to do, it's shoot a bow with confidence. 5. The hovercraft. This is possibly when they see Lavinia running from the Capitol, later to becomean Avox. Though this doesn't actually happen in the first book, timeline wise it could fit into the firstmovie. It might also be something along the lines of extra peacekeepers coming in for theReaping, or something generic like that. It's really hard to get a very good glimpse of thehovercraft here, but worth noting is how loud it is. Unless I am misremembering, aren't thehovercraft described as being completely silent? Someone help me out here? 6. The Reaping. We already had a glimpse of all the potential tributes in their best clothes. It's nicetoo see it all as one scene now. I know a lot of people wanted to see the Reaping in the trailer andI think they made a good choice by putting it in. It is especially important for those who don't knowthe story ahead of time. I really like that already we are seeing the large television screens.Television, broadcast, and propaganda, are all so important to the story, I expect to see things like
 
this everywhere. We also get a nice shot of the Capitol's seal hanging on a red banner. 7. Effie. Maybe not as pink-haired as expected, but still amazingly creepy, out of place, andCapitol-esque. Her accent, too, is spot on to what I heard in my head. Sort of British, but not quite.She wasn't quite as "flouncy" as I had imagined, but the Reaping is a very formal occasion, sothere is plenty of time for that later on. 8. Peacekeepers. Just like Effie, they look completely out of place, making a striking statement ofwho is in power here. Great uniforms that are not too futuristic that they look goofy. 9. Prim. We all knew that Willow Shields was going to make a wonderful Prim, and she doesn'tdisappoint. Her emotion is so innocent and real. Not a lot more to go on at this point, but she ismore a symbol and catalyst at this point than anything else. 10. Prim is Reaped. One of the most important parts of the story, this is one of those do or diemoments that either makes or breaks the entire thing. If the audience doesn't feel thehelplessness and desperation that comes out of Katniss's love for her sister, the whole point of themovie falls flat. I think it's enough to say that no matter how many times I watch that scene, I getshivers up my spine and I know I will feel it even more when I see it in the theater eventually. 11. Peeta. Josh Hutcherson has a talent of showing you exactly what he is thinking or feeling, justwith his eyes. In just that first glimpse he looks first confused, then despondent, and then resolved,in three blinks of an eye. 12. Only one comes out. Gale and Katniss again. That line sums up so much, and has so muchweight. Another good choice for the trailer. 13. The Train. One of the few CG elements in the movie. So far, it seems like the computergraphics overall could use a little polish, but there are still months left to do that, and for the mostpart it is only going to be the pickiest of us that would complain. The design of the train isinteresting in that it has a great, slightly futuristic, but still recognizable bullet design, as well aslooking like a luxury hotel inside if the brief glimpse of a chandelier is any indication. 14. The Capitol. Not a lot is seen of the city, but it looks massive enough. It also has a very militarytype look to it from the outside, despite being the lap of luxury. Appropriate given that it survivedand went on to rule after multiple wars 15. Cinna and makeup. The scene where Katniss is being helped to make an impression is quitestark and jarring. I had thought of it as being a more intimate setting with just her and her styleteam, but it really is effective to see all the tributes being worked on at once in a hospital-likeenvironment - it reminds me that they are all there to be killed, not to be thought of as people.Cinna has only a small moment here so I can hardly comment. I can't say anything negative aboutwhat I see of Lenny Kravitz's portrayal so far, but I can't say a lot positive either. Hopefully we getto see him really shine in the next trailer. Now is when we start getting a LOT going on. 16. The Interview and Caesar Flickerman. Stanley Tucci with a blue ponytail. He looks every bit
 
the flamboyant host. The dress Katniss is wearing is not quite as dramatic as I would haveimagined, but this is probably a case of what sounds good on paper comes out cheesy in film sothey needed to tone it down a bit. Still, stunning. 17. President Snow. Appropriately chilling. Donald Sutherland has a great air about him that sayshe is in charge, fears nothing, but is constantly living in fear of something to be afraid of. I have afeeling he is going to end up being a memorable villain as the story progresses. 18. The Girl on Fire. The chariot scene, so fast and small, if you blink you will miss it. I'm glad theydidn't reveal too much, while still giving us a great idea of what it is going to look like. I also lovethe futuristic opera glasses, so to speak. 19. The Tributes. The training room looks perfect - do you agree? This is also our first look at allthe tributes together. We get glimpses of Cato, Clove, Rue, Thresh, and the rest. The officials lookon from their lofty seats. This is also our first glimpse of just how violent the games are going tobe, with heads being severed, bodies being smashed, and spears impaling - and then we seeRue. 20. Peeta. Just wanted to point out that he looks snazzy in that interview suit and Stanley Tuccilooks like he is having a lot of fun with the role. 21. Haymitch. The trailer needs more Haymitch. I know Woody Harrelson can play a greateccentric functional drunk, and all we get is a bit of (important) advice. For those who don't knowwho Haymitch is, though, that part could be a little confusing. I'm not sure about his look, but so farwe've only seen him as the cleaned up Capitol version of himself. He will surely be more surly inother scenes. 22. Peeta and Katniss. I am glad they are not going an obvious "they will become love interests!"route with what they have shown of the two so far. It's obvious that they have very different waysof thinking as shown with the conversation on the roof. 23. Archery. Again, Lawrence really looks like a pro with the bow, which is great. Her form seemsspot on (archery experts, please chime in) and she shoots with great confidence. I just hope thatthe bullseye shot we see is not somehow replacing the apple from the pig's mouth. That would bea shame if they cut that. 24. Seneca Crane. That is some beard! 25. The Mockingjay. The all important pin makes it's appearance, but from Prim instead of Madge.From what I've heard, Madge is not in the movie, which is disappointing, but it at least still makessome sense to have Prim give her the pin. We won't know for sure until later though, trailers canbe misleading and scripts can change. 26. Rue's Death. "But that wasn't in the trailer!" you might say. I beg to differ. As Katniss gives herthree fingered salute, I think it is very likely that the crowd in front of the screens is blocking Rue'sbody from our view. Another chill down your spine moment. Another great use of the ever presentmedia - especially in this case when it works against the Capitol's advantage. 

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