Another week, another trailer debut! Last week, we got excited about Kristen Stewart’s intensity in “Snow White and the Huntsman” ; this week, it’s all about the first full-length “Hunger Games” trailer .
MTV News contacted a few of the book and film adaptation’s biggest fans for their instant reactions to seeing Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) in all their first-trailer glory.
“It’s pretty incredible,” said Sara Gundell of Examiner.com. “This is probably the most excited I’ve been about this movie since I don’t know when.”
“We had a little treat. We got to go down to Lionsgate a few days early and we got to see the trailer there,” revealed TheHob.org’s Megan Scott.
“So we’ve been freaking out for three days now,” added Hob colleague Amanda Belcher.
“We’ve been absolutely freaking out,” Scott agreed.
“The first time I got to see it, I was crying — and I’ve never cried before with a trailer,” admitted Arianna Ruiz of HungerGamesDWTC.net. “It’s just so emotional and it’s so wonderful to see my favorite book brought to life, and I’m sure it’s the same for everybody else as well.”
“There were lots of tears,” Scott said.
“Yes, lots of tears, [during] the reaping scene especially,” Belcher added. “We all teared up. How could you not with Katniss screaming and you see Primm being carried away? But I think we were tearing up over the excitement of finally seeing this and how good it really is.”
While Gundell is still skeptical of how faithfully director Gary Ross and company will adapt Suzanne Collins’ best-seller for the big screen, the trailer has helped alleviate a few pre-conceived fears.
“I’m still cautious going into ’The Hunger Games,’ but after seeing the trailer, I’m about 10 times more optimistic than I was beforehand,” she said. “It definitely has raised my hopes.”
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