New Trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES

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Lionsgate has released a new trailer for The Hunger Games.  For everyone who was confused on the set-up and the premise, this trailer will get you up to speed.  Unfortunately, that’s about all it will do.  While it’s clear that director Gary Ross has not shied away from the garish fashion and make-up of the Capitol’s residents (I imagine some are going to be jarred out of the experience by Elizabeth Banks looking like she’s 80 and speaking with a British accent), there’s still no hint of the violence and brutality of the books.  I can understand why they would leave that out of the trailer, but I’m absolutely baffled as to why there’s almost no footage from the actual Hunger Games.  That’s the meat and potatoes of the set pieces, and I have no idea why they wouldn’t at least throw in some quick flashes of the action scenes. My best guess is that they’re still working on the special effects and didn’t have anything 100% finished to put into the trailer (or they’re saving those scenes for the next one).

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, and Donald SutherlandThe Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012.

Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games:

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

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  • Chantal

    Yes! Yes! Yes! OMG ‘The Hunger Games’ is going to be huge! I can’t wait!!! I’ll be going on opening night with all my girls! Woooo! :)

    • Tarek

      Chantal =Johanna = Lorraine = Selena = lenijah = etc… ^^

    • Tarek

      I hate the shaky cam !!! Arrrrgh!

  • IsaacClarke12

    Jeez, Matt, at least they didn’t spoil everything like most trailers do.
    This was obviously marketed towards traditional movie viewers so they could understand the plot. As for the fans, it hopefully makes them feel like Gary Ross has done well at adapting the source material.

    Oh and this is nothing like Twilight. :)

  • Folamour

    Can’t wait! The first teaser was so disapointing but this one… OMG!
    It looks pretty good, even if it shows only the first half of the story. At least this half looks very truthful to the book.
    And I’m sure we’ll see footage of the arena in the next trailer :)

  • Tarek

    I hate the shaky cam !!! Arrrrgh!

    Who’s the cinematographer ? I hate you dude!

  • timmy

    “i have to say this thing that’s negative even though i’ll answer it later in the paragraph because it makes me look smart that i notice these things and others don’t.”

    -MATT GOLDBERG

    • fravit

      enoguh already. we get it.

  • Pi

    TAREK

    DP is Eastwood’s frequent DP Tom Stern. and he ALWAYS, ALWAYS uses the most static shots in his film with Eastwood. this “shaky cam” might be Gary Ross’s idea. BUT keep in mind that Soderberg did 2nd unit here so he may be the one responsible for that.

    • Tarek

      Hi Pi.
      I watched Traffic ( Soderbergh worked as DP), and it has a shaky cam. So it must be maybe his “good” bad idea ?…. what a mess.

  • Dave Trumbore

    Glad to see they’re sticking pretty close to the source material so far. Whistle at the end was a nice touch.

  • Whysohappy?

    The main problem with this film is that Lionsgate is targeting too wide of an audience. The book is ridiculed with social commentary, satire, and inherently controversial themes (children killing children). With such a big budget and plans for two more sequels, I find it highly unlikely that the producers will risk polarizing audiences; instead they’re going to bank on special effects, watered down action, and the pull of the th Hunger Games brand to attract the 100 million profit necessary to green light the production of Catching Fire and Mockingjay.

    And for this reason, the film will fail. Of course, there is always a chance that the movie will make a decent or even substantial profit due to the reader base, but in terms of actually being a good flick or accurately portraying the novel, the odds of success are very slim.

  • lugo

    looks like this is going to be the worst movie of 2012.

  • Jim

    ” I’m absolutely baffled as to why there’s almost no footage from the actual Hunger Games.”

    Really? Because you would be pissed that they gave too much away. I think they set it up well considering that there is 4 months to go until this comes out.

  • terry

    Piece of crap. A bunch of Hills rejects sounding like Orange county California, upper middle class douche bags.
    A bunch of pretty ass people running around the jungle with their hair well coifed and their skin flawless.
    This is what you get when you take dystopia and mix it with Beverly Hills. Yuck!

    • Wladi

      Ye…what else u could expect from a hollywood ripoff?…
      u should check out the original, Battle Royale….

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266308/

      • Sam S.

        I’ve read both Battle Royale and The Hunger Games and while the core idea is the same, both book are incredibly different pieces of work. Also Battle Royale was not the first of it’s kind, so stop trying to act like the world started in 1999. Instead, check out The Running Man or Death Race or The Tournament, etc. It’s a different take on a familiar mythology, which if you haven’t noticed is just about what everything is these days. It isn’t a remake or a reboot or Twilight so rejoice in that fact and shut up.

      • Jeff

        Maybe this ripped off Battle Royale, but Battle Royale ripped off the legend of Theseus and the minotaur, so…

  • BrandonHeat07

    Haven’t read the books at all, but somehow, I’m getting a BATTLE ROYALE vibe off of this, right?

  • Warpcrafter

    Oh look, it
    s the running man, but with a bunch of teenagers. Yawn…

  • BrandonHeat07

    Yep Wladi, exactly what I thought… Somehow, missed your posts when I was writing mine.

  • nob

    Did they give her a brazilian as well?

  • D9fiorec

    I’m so excited for this movie. I’ve really enjoyed the books and now that Harry Potter is over The Hunger Games is coming out at the perfect time. Harry Potter carved the path for epic movie series targeted towards younger audiences like The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments. Twilight was a good series but I think it focused too much on the Edward-Bella-Jacob relationship. The books were good, but the movies weren’t at all what I was expecting. The books weren’t just about the romance, there was action in there too and I didn’t really see much of the action that was in the books in the movies. I hope The Hunger Games doesn’t disappoint like the Twilight saga did. Yes, HG has romance in it, but it also gives it’s fair share of attention to the actual plot line of the story.

    I cannot wait until this movie comes out, I’ve been waiting for it since I first heard about it. I only recently finished all the books and enjoyed them all. There were equal parts action and romance and I think that if the movies give the same portions of action and romance that the books did the movie I’ll be a success. No movie is ever the same as the books (look at Harry Potter) but the movies are a nice way for the people who are too lazy to read to experience the series. It’s nice to see what e world od Panem looks like through someone else’s eyes. I have high hopes for this movie and the others.

  • wacko3205

    Okay…so I’m a 41 year old parent…who’s a straight up hater of these “tween teen” books…& I totally EFFIN HATE every single thing about TWILIGHT & truly believe that they ruined the genre…but this?

    Hell yeah…this looks AWESOME!!!

    Love Jen Law & dig the Hemsworths so far.

    Can’t wait.

    Awesome trailer.

  • Wladi

    dear 4ssh0le sam s. :
    hollywood is full of retards like u that use the argument “just the core idea is the same” to ripoff the work of others….another example is disney and the lion king = Kimba the White Lion ripoff… go f*ck urself…

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  • greg

    the whole point of the trailer was to leave you on a clifhanger. duh. :P as for the games in general, they should srsly stick to the book.

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