The brand spanking new Hunger Games trailer premiered this morning on Good Morning America, and it definitely packs a larger punch than that first initial teaser. This one does a great job of setting up the premise -- which involves groups of kids from several Districts who are forced to fight one another to the death -- while not giving away too much. Jennifer Lawrence looks strong in the role as the film's lead, Katniss, and the trailer essentially follows her and Peeta's (Josh Hutcherson) story up until the point where they enter the arena.
Based on the ridiculously popular novel (which has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide), fans of the property should like what they see here. The dark, grim reality of a society that makes children fight to the death seems to be present, with Donald Sutherland looking like a perfect President Snow. Really, though, this is Lawrence's trailer --- she's the heroine of this property, and she's the one that needs to sell fans on this being the next big teen-centric franchise after Twilight and Harry Potter. Does she do that here? We'll let you be the judge.
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The Hunger Games
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I've been meaning to read The Hunger Games for awhile now but everytime that I dedicate myself to doing it, it seems that something else gets my attention. However, after watching this trailer I know that I have to read the entire book before the movie premieres. The movie looks amazing and the actors and actresses look like a good fit for their roles. Plus the drama and action that's sure to be there is a very big draw for me! I'm most definitley reading this book now!
harry potter and twilight don't stand a chance
i have read all the books i can't wait for the movie it's going to be awesome
I haven't read the books yet, but this trailer looks pretty exciting.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this one. I just read the first book and I'm starting the second today!
Awesome is all i can say, I am a grandmother who read all the books before i even knew my grandson had read the first two. Loved the books and looks like i will love the movie from what im seeing on the trailers.
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even though the hunger games will not be as epic as harry potter it still looks amazing it will definetly be a movie that we both see, the books were really good and the actors are people who will act out the roles well it looks amazing can't wait!!!!
OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
I loved the books and the trailer was amazing! I hope they keep all of the epicness from the books and put that into the movie! March 23, 2012! Can't wait!!!
Hm. Well, I hope the homage to Dolores Umbridge was intentional. Otherwise, it's pretty lame. I've not read the books, but one thing holding me back right now is I don't care who wins the "game," I just care about whether or not anyone's trying to put the "game" to an end. In other words, is there a Rebel Alliance anywhere? This might be the main point of the books (?), but, if not, they'll have a hard time luring me in. The main conflict is not the kids with each other, but the kids versus the Establishment. They've not made clear in the trailer whether or not anyone's taking on this loser government. All the attention seems focused on smaller, personal issues, not the overall dysfunctional situation.
yes the books are about Katniss Everdeen who defies thee government and starts a rebellion.
Read the Book!
I love this book series! I cant wait to see the movies. I hope they are as good or better than the books! Cant wait for March 23, 2012!
This movies looks good! Can't wait!
Yeah this is very similar to Battle Royale but doesn't mean is a rip off. This books where made a bit ago and unlike battle royale all books contain WAY much more than the Hunger games itself. The competition is only a small part of the books. I have seen hundreds of Japaneses stories that have similarities with movies made in US but come on ppl, is it that weird that more than 2 ppl in a planet of Billions can come up with a story that is incredibly similar and make it popular without neither party knowing of the other? Yes, i think so.
Um , no. where is the creativity? Where did Battle Royale get its similarities from?
The Hunger Games is a combination of gaming shows and the myth of the Minotaur. My guess is you haven't actually read the book, but if you have and you still think this is based on Battle Royale then considering the very close similarity between the Minotaur myth and the Hunger Games I guess Battle Royale must be a "rip off" of that myth too. O.O
Wow Erik Davis, no mention AT ALL of Battle Royale, not forgetting the Stephen King novellas The Running Man and The Long Walk, all three of which appear to have been heavily borrowed from to make this "epic". Is this just a marketing piece for the benefit of the film distributors and book publishers, and to hell with previous works that are blatantly ripped off?...
my sentiments exact.
I thought the very same thing when I first heard about the Hunger Games: a total rip off of Battle Royale, and that the author denied she had even heard of BR was just insulting. I read the Hunger Games book after seeing the trailer for the movie, and my guess is people who are complaining that this is a BR rip off actually haven't read the books because the two are not very similar. The author stated her inspiration was the myth of the Minotaur (7 Athenian boys and 7 girls sent to die by the minotaur each year as tribute to Minos) and if you read the book that comes very clearly through. Having read the book and based on its focus, angle, and themes, I didn't get the sense that this is based on BR at all.
The Hunger Games is 20x what Twilight was and it's going to be an epic movie trilogy!!!! I absolutely love Jennifer Lawrence.
So how is this book and film not a total rip-off of Koushun Takami's Battle Royale, in which future society dictates that schoolkids from a given graduating class fight to the death until only one survives? [BLOCKED WEBSITE]
Don't be such a party pooper. I have seen Battle Royale and loved it, however Hunger Games (while a little similar) is an amazing read and soon to be an epic film. Instead of getting onto a child friendly version of Battle Royale get onto the people who are trying to make a remake of The Crow happen (even though actors and directors keep dropping the project, and for good reason).
When I first heard about the Hunger Games I thought the EXACT same thing and thought it silly that the author claimed she didn't know what Battle Royale was. After seeing the trailer for the Hunger Games I actually sat down and read her book and realized the focus and telling of the two stories are quite different. Suzanne stated that her inspirations were, among other things, gaming shows and the myth of the Minotaur where Minos forced Athens to send 7 boys and 7 girls to die by the Minotaur each year. Read the book and you'll see HG is very much a retelling of that myth, and NOT Battle Royale. As retellings go the first book is a very good read (no comments on the 2nd and especially 3rd book which I didn't care for very much).
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