This girl is, and continues to be, on fire: We just got a sneak peek at the first full trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” and you guys. It’s bananas.
We’ve already been inundated with all that cool Capitol propaganda (district pride posters, spinny Peeta portrait and spooky messages from President Snow included), but the one-minute trailer shown at San Diego Comic-Con is all grit and explosions.
Well, only one explosion, but it seems like it might be the explosion, if you know what we mean (and we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t be reading this post if you didn’t).
Only 62 words were spoken during the trailer itself, which is, you know, not so many words for a 60 second trailer. And the rest is mostly gunfire and screaming, so you can imagine how much of that there is.
We open with Katniss’ hovercraft landing in the bombed-out secret District 13, the center of the rebellion.
Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) gravely intones to President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) that Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is the only one who can fuel the revolution. She has to be the Mockingjay.
“Listen to me,” he says. “No one else can do this but her.”
“She won’t be able to handle it. The games destroyed her,” Coin responds.
And, yes, she looks pretty messed up. Between shots of the Peacekeepers firing into large crowds, literally chasing rebels up trees with guns and what looks like a close-range shot to the head (yep), we see Katniss stalking into rebel headquarters.
“Are you fighting, Katniss?” she’s asked. “Are you here to fight with us?”
Amid the explosions and the screams and the bomb, Katniss is grim.
“I am. I will.”
Shivers! Pair this with the brief shot of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) looking at a giant Mockingjay symbol mashed into a field and grimly saying that the symbol will now be banned and, well, things are looking pretty bleak over there in Panem.
Needless to say, we can’t wait. Look out for the trailer to hit the web soon, and you’ll see what we mean.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” hits theaters November 21.