The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Trailer #1) Review
Haven’t done one of these for a while, but this is a pretty big one. Whilst I had my problems with the first film I certainly saw potential, just needed to fix the dialogue and pacing, also better special effects which being a sequel to a very profitable first film I am sure this will have. Before you start saying this isn’t the first trailer, it is because the first was just a long teaser. If this trailer is a true representation of the film then I like where it is going, apparently there is a new director who is responsible for this. I did ask a fan of the book series to tell me what she thought and she said this film looked more like the book from this trailer, so hopefully you fans have something to look forward to this winter. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer.
My Score: A
Release date: 22nd November 2013
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Top 8 Scenes
8. What a Warm Smile
I do like a good presenter in the despot future, like the Running Man. I hope this guy gets more funny dialogue rather than the more serious conversations with the contestants as in the first film. He’s got the look down he just needs more eccentricity.
7. Let’s Go Beat Some Hippies
Even though they are all dressed in super white security costumes there is still a possibility that they will be harsh and cruel as the oppressive force in Panem. I think a different colour would prove more intimidating but as a later still shows the government in this film seem to be far crueller which I like. I hope they beat some innocents and really make us hate them; otherwise it just doesn’t really work.
6. That’s Futuristic Training
All I remember from the first film was that boring kid throwing around a big ball (WHAT?). This looks way better, kind of want to try it myself; they’d probably become solid and kill me knowing my luck. Also the combatants this year are all winners from previous games and so we should see some real fights unlike the first film were most of it was off screen or terrible CGI’d creatures.
5. Kiss The Girl and Get The Whip
Now that is a fascist government in a dystopian future! Getting glorious flash backs of Starship Troopers. Got to admit this is pretty brave for what is essentially a tween film which means it gets my respect. The first film kind of glossed over some the more realistic events with off screen deaths and next to no blood.
4. I want that TV
What a great futuristic look, got the high tech TV with the guy in charge nice and comfortable in his home as he watches a rebellion rise. The films got a lot of politic weight to it this time around with many real world countries showing heated protests, maybe not over the same issues but they feel somebody is controlling them or their way of life is unfair. Deep.
3. ROME! I mean the Capitol
It looks magnificent and I must say a lot like Rome, especially if you look at the celebration scenes in Gladiator. I am really liking this shot, we get drummers, lots of flags, huge crowds and it’s a shame its not digital IMAX.
2. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!
I hope they don’t show any of the fights in the trailers, I think if they can hold out until the films shown that’d be great. They don’t need to show it because they know people will be going out to see it regardless so just keep it spoiler free people. Does look good though and I hope she can swim.
1. Jump Dammit!
She looks genuinely scared in this shot, something I never really got much of in the first film. Also you may notice that this and the last shot were in IMAX size so it maybe that the games will be entirely shot in IMAX which will be nice. As I was saying about the emotions in the first film, weak and really weak. I know she’s a great actress so I am blaming the director and script.
Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?