First “Hunger Games” Theatrical Trailer is Officially Released!


Lionsgate officially released the first theatrical trailer for their upcoming Hunger Games movie adaptation this morning on Good Morning America! Apple Trailer is also officially carrying the trailer, which we have on Lytherus for your viewing pleasure!

The first true trailer for the film does not disappoint! The film’s editors did a brilliant job of setting the stage for the upcoming film without ruining the suspense of the plot by using the trailer to tell the story of the first half of the film — from the time Katniss and Peeta are chosen as Tributes to the beginning of the Hunger Games. The trailer shows us a great number of Hunger Games characters… but fails to give us much of a look at any of the other Tributes, which we know will play a significant role in the film. Is this because Lionsgate wanted to only show the first half of the film?

We also get a great look at secondary characters including Effie, Haymith, President Snow, Prim, and Cinna, in addition to an overshot of the Capitol!

Check out the trailer:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the trailer as well as the scenes and characters shown within. Most importantly, how do you feel about Katniss, Peeta, and Gale from the film? What did you think of Effie, Haymith, President Snow, Prim, and Cinna? Do you think the trailer sets a proper tone for the Hunger Games movie? Was there anything you didn’t like?


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