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May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor: The New Hunger Games Trailer

By TK | Trailers | February 2, 2012 | Comments ()


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I have to say, I have high hopes for the adaptation of The Hunger Games. The talent assembled is pretty fantastic, although both male leads seem a little wooden to me. But then, they felt a little weak in the book as well, so I suppose there won't be too many surprises there. Truth be told, while I enjoyed all three books, the romantic aspects were the parts where the books failed me. Perhaps it was because the protagonists were so young, and I just couldn't relate to their childish-seeming love triangle. It's actually one of the reasons that I'm glad that the cast has been aged up for the films. It'll give it a more mature -- and perhaps ultimately more believable -- feeling.

Anyway, the new trailer is here, and it works even better than the first one (which was pretty good in its own right). They're doing the smart thing with the trailers and marketing -- giving a glimpse of the characters and the world of The Hunger Games, a feel for some of the interpersonal conflict, and definitely a taste of some astonishing costume design -- but keeping the games themselves secret. It's definitely the right idea, and will hopefully draw in fans of the books as well as the neophytes.

Elizabeth Banks looks goddamn amazing, and I'm happy to see her continue her run on dramatic roles. Stanley Tucci looks terrific too, but then, he's Stanley Tucci -- that's his default setting. And I'm hoping -- praying -- that Lenny Kravitz kills it as Cinna, because he looks great himself. Jennifer Lawrence is capturing the feel of Katniss quite nicely, to round things out. So yeah, I'm excited.

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