Okay, I need to read Catching Fire again because I remember almost nothing from it but I really do like this trailer. Clearly, it’s confined to just the first half of the movie. I love watching President Snow and
Philip Seymour Hoffman Plutarch discussing Katniss and how they need to bring her down. This is one of the biggest perks about the movies, getting scenes like this, the peek at what was going on at the Capital during the time of Katniss’ tour.
I still don’t like Peeta and I think Josh Hutcherson just has the *perfect* look for Peeta. Because the whole time I was reading the books, and now watching the movie, I just never really trusted him 100%. I always felt like he was thinking too many steps ahead, which made me question is motives and his ability to manipulate those around him. He is not as naive as he plays sometimes. And I think Hutcherson’s face just works so perfectly. In one moment, I want to totally trust him AND slap him. And the same goes for Gale, though he is the opposite. He’s so knee-jerk response, macho man but, again, I want to hug him and slap him all at once.
And I adore Jennifer Lawrence. I just hope the script/directing/editing of this movie is done well. The second movie is always the most important in a trilogy. You have to convince us to keep going with these characters. You have to take us to a place that will end in a cliffhanger, and have us care enough that we want to come back for one more round of pain and suffering…which is all Mockingjay pretty much is.
But, yeah, I like this trailer. Even if Elizabeth Banks looks like a man…weird.