The first Mockingjay trailer has finally hit. It’s brilliant!
Unlike the teaser that just shows you Katiness walking through District 13, this one shows everything!
It’s an explosive mix of Katniss’ obsession of saving Peeta and bringing down President Snow because of what he has done to her to what she means to the people of District 13 and Panem as a whole.
The one thing that I’m quite shocked at is where it seems to leave the story to part 2. I expected to see the ending at the start of the raid to bring down President Snow. The fighting could be the mission to save Peeta but it’s a bit hard to see.
The stand-out pieces from the trailer are the big ones. The ammunition store. The attack on District 13. It does also go into the transformation of Peeta into a Capitol stooge and Katniss’ ultimatum. The piece that tugs on Katniss more than anything that she has been through up-to-date. It breaks her heart but can it make her stronger. Her mission to save her love. Breaking him away from the control that the President has on him. The President is still playing with her mind by leaving little gifts that may break her. We hope that she is stronger than that. Only time will tell!
I am looking forward to this film more than the first two films. This is the first one of the series that I have read before the film came out. I have my ideas of what things will look like, how the new characters will be played as well as where the split between the two parts will happen.
The split, I think, will be important. It’s looking more and more likely that this film will be the saving of Peeta and the second will be the destruction of the President.
There will be a lot of foreboding in this film. Some very important things will be said and ignored by everyone until it is too late to save lives. The most heartbreaking bit in the entire trilogy will be in the final film. The biggest shock in the entire trilogy. It will be a sequence that will stick in the mind as much as it does when reading it.
The story is finished in the trilogy but sometimes you would love to see what happens to Katniss, Peeta and the rest of the characters in a few years time. I hope Suzanne Collins revisits the characters at some point to see if Panem has improved under Katniss and Coin’s leadership.
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Breaking into UK cinemas November 20, 2014