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Jennifer Lawrence introduces an underwhelming teaser trailer for The Hunger Games

Aug. 29, 2011by: George Merchan

Maybe this new teaser trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES is something that will titillate fans of the books, but for me - and perhaps for many of us who are unfamiliar with them - it's boring. Such has been the case with previously released materials for the upcoming Gary Ross film, a sure-to-be blockbuster that thus far feels so artificial and manufactured in just hype alone. Sell this better to the rest of us, Lionsgate.

THE HUNGER GAMES - starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Donald Sutherland - opens March 23, 2012.

Synopsis: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part 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 (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). If shes ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


Source: MTV

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10:00PM on 08/29/2011
3rd book Sucks. Really liked the first two. Movie shouldn't be terrible. Definitely too early to tell.
3rd book Sucks. Really liked the first two. Movie shouldn't be terrible. Definitely too early to tell.
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9:54PM on 08/29/2011
Katniss.... Haymitch.... awful names. But besides that I have to admit I am intrigued by the synopsis.
Katniss.... Haymitch.... awful names. But besides that I have to admit I am intrigued by the synopsis.
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6:22PM on 08/29/2011
I don't think this film is going to be as big of a hit at the box office as people think it is...it may be a great film, but i'm betting the source material is going to be watered down to zero potency, tween-ified, and softened...PS: Liam Hemsworth's VO was terrible! His brother got all the acting chops in that family.
I don't think this film is going to be as big of a hit at the box office as people think it is...it may be a great film, but i'm betting the source material is going to be watered down to zero potency, tween-ified, and softened...PS: Liam Hemsworth's VO was terrible! His brother got all the acting chops in that family.
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4:45PM on 08/29/2011
As a fan of the book, you're right, this was a good teaser. The scene the teaser...teases, is very recognizable. But as far as a teaser goes, this pretty much does it's job of introducing Katniss, showing a dangerous part of the story, and displaying a bit of her talent. I'm sure that the actual trailer will have a lot more to display, though my greatest fear is still that they will push this towards the Twilight crowd. Considering I hate Twilight, I am hoping this really does not turn into
As a fan of the book, you're right, this was a good teaser. The scene the teaser...teases, is very recognizable. But as far as a teaser goes, this pretty much does it's job of introducing Katniss, showing a dangerous part of the story, and displaying a bit of her talent. I'm sure that the actual trailer will have a lot more to display, though my greatest fear is still that they will push this towards the Twilight crowd. Considering I hate Twilight, I am hoping this really does not turn into another one.
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4:19PM on 08/29/2011

Really Excited About The Film But....

I thought this trailer was gonna be WAY BETTER. I understand that they're still filming the movie now, but I still expected a little bit more. I'm currently reading the book now and I absolutely love it.
I thought this trailer was gonna be WAY BETTER. I understand that they're still filming the movie now, but I still expected a little bit more. I'm currently reading the book now and I absolutely love it.
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12:31PM on 08/29/2011
I'm currently reading the first book and it's pretty good so far (it definitely has my attention). I'm looking forward to the movie and the cast seems great.
I'm currently reading the first book and it's pretty good so far (it definitely has my attention). I'm looking forward to the movie and the cast seems great.
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11:57AM on 08/29/2011

Of Course your Underwhelmed

Its a teaser, but it actually showed actual footage, most teasers are just voice overs and photos.
Its a teaser, but it actually showed actual footage, most teasers are just voice overs and photos.
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2:29PM on 08/29/2011
True but there's nothing in the trailer we haven't seen in still photos already. She's running through the woods with a bow and arrow. That's it.
True but there's nothing in the trailer we haven't seen in still photos already. She's running through the woods with a bow and arrow. That's it.
10:45AM on 08/29/2011

Fantastic Book

I am excited
I am excited
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10:31AM on 08/29/2011

BATTLE ROYALE,

This movie a total rip off of Battle Royale.
This movie a total rip off of Battle Royale.
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11:58AM on 08/29/2011
Take it you haven't read the books, not even close to Battle Royale...
Take it you haven't read the books, not even close to Battle Royale...
9:54AM on 08/29/2011

*snore*

Shooting for four months and this is all they've got?
Shooting for four months and this is all they've got?
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8:20AM on 08/29/2011
Who's the voice over?
Who's the voice over?
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9:48AM on 08/29/2011
I'm pretty sure it's Liam Hemsworth
I'm pretty sure it's Liam Hemsworth
11:59AM on 08/29/2011
Yes, the Guy Playing "Gale"- Liam Hemsworth
Yes, the Guy Playing "Gale"- Liam Hemsworth
1:40PM on 08/29/2011
Cool.... Thanks!
Cool.... Thanks!
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7:31AM on 08/29/2011
So...we got the exact same trailer as we did with Pixar's "Brave". The only difference being that Pixar actually put some effort into their teaser trailer.
So...we got the exact same trailer as we did with Pixar's "Brave". The only difference being that Pixar actually put some effort into their teaser trailer.
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5:55AM on 08/29/2011
Did I hear the theme from Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet at the end of the trailer?
Did I hear the theme from Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet at the end of the trailer?
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3:44AM on 08/29/2011
Jennifer Lawrence is quite a cutie, isn't she?
Jennifer Lawrence is quite a cutie, isn't she?
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4:55PM on 08/29/2011
In that introduction she looked more like Carla Gugino than her usual self. Freaky, but oh well, the dame is most definitely a dish.
In that introduction she looked more like Carla Gugino than her usual self. Freaky, but oh well, the dame is most definitely a dish.
11:51AM on 08/30/2011
I'd never really seen her in anything until First Class, but I'm hooked on her from here on out..
I'd never really seen her in anything until First Class, but I'm hooked on her from here on out..
3:30AM on 08/29/2011
Never read the books, but the premise sounds preposterous, like 'Running Man' crossed with 'Battle Royale'. Am I too far off?
Jennifer Lawrence, though--seriously yum.
Never read the books, but the premise sounds preposterous, like 'Running Man' crossed with 'Battle Royale'. Am I too far off?
Jennifer Lawrence, though--seriously yum.
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12:07PM on 08/29/2011
Other than the Arena being televised, its nothing like Running Man. And other than its kids killing each other, its nothing like Battle Royale. These kids are forced to kill each other as punishment for a war their ancesters started 75 years prior.

I suggest people read the book, I thought they were all great, but the first was the best.
Other than the Arena being televised, its nothing like Running Man. And other than its kids killing each other, its nothing like Battle Royale. These kids are forced to kill each other as punishment for a war their ancesters started 75 years prior.

I suggest people read the book, I thought they were all great, but the first was the best.
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3:23AM on 08/29/2011
The book is pretty brutal (and awesome), I wonder what rating they're aiming for with this?
The book is pretty brutal (and awesome), I wonder what rating they're aiming for with this?
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4:09AM on 08/29/2011
PG-13
PG-13
3:49PM on 08/29/2011
Yeah, there was an article about this a while back with the director stating that they would be shooting for PG-13 simply for the fact that this is based off a young adult book. However, the book is violent enough to warrant an R rating, but Hollywood today is fill with a bunch of pussies and they would never go for that.
Yeah, there was an article about this a while back with the director stating that they would be shooting for PG-13 simply for the fact that this is based off a young adult book. However, the book is violent enough to warrant an R rating, but Hollywood today is fill with a bunch of pussies and they would never go for that.
2:27AM on 08/29/2011
Considering the movie doesn't come out for another seven months, I wasn't expecting much (though I am a fan of the books). Even this tiny little glimpse looks interesting though. I can't wait to see any additional footage/images they release in the coming months.
Considering the movie doesn't come out for another seven months, I wasn't expecting much (though I am a fan of the books). Even this tiny little glimpse looks interesting though. I can't wait to see any additional footage/images they release in the coming months.
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