President Snow is back in the limelight with this Presidential address to the denizens of Panem with a young and brainwashed Peeta dressed smartly at his side. The first Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 trailer is out!
The Hunger Games Mockingjay, Part 1 Trailer:
What do we see here? An always confident and very arrogant President Snow, composed even after the events that transpired in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with the escape of the Tributes from the arena and the beginnings of a full blown rebellion across Panem.
At his side is Peeta. The Tribute and ‘partner’ to Katniss, who was apparently taken after the arena escape by agents of the Capital and now made to ‘serve’ President Snow’s purpose. I won’t go into the why or how this came to be, unless you’ve already read the books and already know, but I will tell you, for me, this was one of the most frustrating parts of The Hunger Games trilogy.
For me, Peeta was the WORST character in the whole series and I really struggled to get through any pages in which his character was present, even BEFORE he became what you see in the trailer. It was such a ‘downer’ in the book only because his character was so weak and so fragile and no one I would ever imagine a Katniss even considering falling for. Especially when you look at Peeta opposite of Gale, a much more strong and confident character. So he was tough to stomach and it became even worse after Hunger Games Catching Fire and into Hunger Games Mockingjay.
But the trailer above is well done and similar in presentation to some of the promotional work put out before X-Men: Days of Future Past, where some of the trailers were made to look like ‘commercials’ or promotional campaigns within the film. It was very cool and not commonly done, and the Hunger Games Mockingjay trailer is just as good.
It’s not much but it makes its point. What did you think?