It has been a long time since I read “Catching Fire,” so I must admit that I’m not entirely sure which parts of this teaser are direct from the book. I do know that some of the events of the series are being radioed loud and clear and the political aspects of the novel are this teaser’s focus.
Happily, Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants) has seen fit to change the visuals from the shaking, anxiety-filled camera work of Gary Ross to a more polished and steady view. The costumes, makeup, sets, and everything are just so intensely gorgeous in this film, even though the subject matter continues to be darker than Katniss’s hair. It’s a beautiful thing and November cannot get here quickly enough.