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Jennifer Lawrence lets the arrows fly as Katniss in this clip from The Hunger Games

Mar. 2, 2012by: Paul Shirey

THE HUNGER GAMES is just a few weeks away from its release and the images and video have been rolling in steadily as a result.  This new clip features Katniss showing off her skills to the gamemakers, who are The Hunger Games organizers.  Based on the display of prowess, the gamemakers assign a score to each contestant, of which Katniss garners a surprising tally.

Take a look at her mad skills:

This is the first clip that's left me somewhat impressed.  So far we've seen a lot of Katniss looking vulnerable and afraid and it's nice to see Lawrence give us a bit more into the character.  I'm not chomping at the bit to see this, but if initial ticket sales are any indication there are plenty of people who are. 

Author Suzanne Collins recently attended a screening of the film and gave her seal of approval:

"I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places… like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.

Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.

And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life."

I suppose it's a good sign if the author gives her blessing to an adaptation of her work, but there's always that question of ulterior motives (i.e. money).  However, I'm sure Collins is genuine in her feelings of the film.

Find out for yourself if the games are good, when THE HUNGER GAMES opens on March 23, 2012. 

Extra Tidbit: Does this clip sway anyone that was on the fence?
Source: You Tube

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11:45PM on 03/03/2012
Still not sold. So far all we've seen is a lot of twilight esque scenes. Where's the clips of the participants getting killed. Am I to believe the main characters will win the tourney without anyone getting killed?
Still not sold. So far all we've seen is a lot of twilight esque scenes. Where's the clips of the participants getting killed. Am I to believe the main characters will win the tourney without anyone getting killed?
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2:01PM on 03/03/2012
i cant wait to see this movie,opening night. did i mention my GF will do unholy things for me taking her opening night? i have very lil interest in this movie other than that
i cant wait to see this movie,opening night. did i mention my GF will do unholy things for me taking her opening night? i have very lil interest in this movie other than that
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9:49PM on 03/02/2012
[I haven't read the books]

I just don't get how a story about young adults who are forced to kill each other can be made into a PG-13 movie. Will there be real deal on screen kills by the leads? How can that be? I can't take a film seriously if the theme is death/murder but there isn't any.
[I haven't read the books]

I just don't get how a story about young adults who are forced to kill each other can be made into a PG-13 movie. Will there be real deal on screen kills by the leads? How can that be? I can't take a film seriously if the theme is death/murder but there isn't any.
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11:38PM on 03/02/2012
I'm not going to give any spoilers but several of the kills are off-screen and others are non-gory.
I'm not going to give any spoilers but several of the kills are off-screen and others are non-gory.
5:07AM on 03/03/2012
yea, what Stratburst said...
It's such a huge downer when you sit through all the set up just to NOT watch kids kill each other... :-/
yea, what Stratburst said...
It's such a huge downer when you sit through all the set up just to NOT watch kids kill each other... :-/
5:42PM on 03/02/2012

I don't understand the hype for this

Books were mediocre at best and none of the trailers or clips have even showcased anything interesting (aka the actual games).

I knew this would probably end up sucking when it was picked up by a second rate studio like Lionsgate. Sure, it'll probably be better than any of the Twilight movies, but not by much.

And your thumbs down feed me.
Books were mediocre at best and none of the trailers or clips have even showcased anything interesting (aka the actual games).

I knew this would probably end up sucking when it was picked up by a second rate studio like Lionsgate. Sure, it'll probably be better than any of the Twilight movies, but not by much.

And your thumbs down feed me.
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5:10PM on 03/02/2012
A great scene from the book and quite an important one too. Gives me more hope for the film. And, goddam, does Jeniffer Lawrence look great here.
A great scene from the book and quite an important one too. Gives me more hope for the film. And, goddam, does Jeniffer Lawrence look great here.
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4:19PM on 03/02/2012

I'm still on the fence,

I've never touched the book and the trailer hasn't done anything for me but Lawrence is god awful sexy and will get me to watch her in anything.
I've never touched the book and the trailer hasn't done anything for me but Lawrence is god awful sexy and will get me to watch her in anything.
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3:58PM on 03/02/2012

I was jazzed about this movie after

reading the book. After the clip, I'm still jazzed about seeing it. This scene is exactly how I visualized it when I was reading the book. Nicely done.
reading the book. After the clip, I'm still jazzed about seeing it. This scene is exactly how I visualized it when I was reading the book. Nicely done.
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3:54PM on 03/02/2012
Looking forward to the movie, but i still hate the name Katniss.
Looking forward to the movie, but i still hate the name Katniss.
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4:00PM on 03/02/2012
'Katniss' refers to a type of edible aquatic plant. In the book someone tells her that if she can find her name, she'll never go hungry.
'Katniss' refers to a type of edible aquatic plant. In the book someone tells her that if she can find her name, she'll never go hungry.
5:12AM on 03/03/2012
...that still doesn't change the fact that its a stupid-f****in fairytale name.
One of the hardest parts about getting into the story is having to entertain these absurd names...
Harry Potter had ridiculously silly names once in a while but HP wasn't about a post-apocolyptic death game for kids...
...that still doesn't change the fact that its a stupid-f****in fairytale name.
One of the hardest parts about getting into the story is having to entertain these absurd names...
Harry Potter had ridiculously silly names once in a while but HP wasn't about a post-apocolyptic death game for kids...
3:33PM on 03/02/2012

Video is all Good

Video is up and running. Thanks for the heads up!
Video is up and running. Thanks for the heads up!
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3:16PM on 03/02/2012

That was so cool

I need to hurry up and read this before the movie
I need to hurry up and read this before the movie
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