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The First Full Length Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer Has No Quippy Lines I Can Reappropriate For This Headline

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 21, 2013 | Comments ()


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Here’s the first full-length trailer for Catching Fire, released at Comic Con (see this post for adorable Jennifer Lawrence-ness at the Con). I’m sure that those of you who have only seen Hunger Game and not read the books are quite excited for the sequel, though those who have read the book already know it’s something of a rerun. Suzanne Collins took something like seven years to write the original book, and after it was a huge success, her publisher gave her 26 minutes and 13 seconds to write the sequel, so she basically just copied and pasted from the first book and added a new ending.

I EXAGGERATE. Perhaps director Francis Lawrence will go in a different direction, though the trailer does not suggest as much.




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  • BlackRabbit

    Am I the only one who, when I heard about this book, was kinda hoping they'd bring back that crazy cannibal guy (whatisiname, Titus) just for shock value? Or perhaps I need coffee.

  • No camera shaking all the time! Yay!

  • Welldressed

    Fine. I'll be the one to fanboy out. This looks good and the book was good. If you don't like it, you're bad, and you should feel bad. /zoidberg

  • llp

    Well, I will say that the Capitol seems to look a lot better this time around.

  • In my mind, the bar for Catching Fire is set pretty low. Basically, as long as they 1. Make use of the soundtrack they paid for and 2. Hold the camera still, I'll chalk it up as a success. It hurts to say because this is my favorite book of the series, but Hunger Games was really just "meh" to me. The best part of the movie was the Jennifer Lawrence interviews promoting the movie.

  • Valhallaback Girl

    For the record, Jennifer Lawrence can tickle any secret out of me.

  • Luke Anthony Matthews

    I actually thought the second book was better than the first. Mockinjay however, I won't comment on.

  • NateMan

    Mockingjay had a lot of wasted potential. The political commentary in it was sharp, however.

  • katenonymous

    I thought Mockingjay would have been better as two books. It tried to cover too much ground.

  • Robert

    To be fair, the first half of the second book is radically different from the first book. The second half is when Suzanne Collins 50 Shades of Grey'd her own book.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Does that make it any better than the first book? Because the first movie was terribly empty.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Well, this movie will be a barrel of laughs.

  • $32857398

    you should wait for third one. that's when things get cheerful.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I'm tempted to call this the female Nolan Batman movies, but even Batman would be like "damn, that's depressing."

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