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The first full trailer for The Hunger Games is here...

Nov. 14, 2011by: Mike Sampson

I have not read any of the HUNGER GAMES book and have only a peripheral knowledge of the story itself. That may make me a bad person to judge the full trailer for the first film based on the trilogy, but then again it might make me the best. I'm impartial here and judging the trailer and film solely on its own merits. I promise not to squeal and go, "Ohmygodyouguyz!" I did that for THE AVENGERS.

And you know? It's actually pretty good. Like the anti-TWILIGHT or something. I mean things actually seem to be happening here. Sure there's the teen love triangle thing going on, but there's also a lot of other intriguing stuff. There's also Lenny Kravitz but, you know, you can't have everything. Check it out below, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised...

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9:24AM on 11/14/2011
OMG that looks awesome i've read the first book and into the second they are fun books
OMG that looks awesome i've read the first book and into the second they are fun books
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9:31AM on 11/14/2011

Done already?

Wasn't this a asian movie already? I saw something like this where a group of kids are on an island and they have to kill each other and it's all about population control or something, it wasn't that good, but it looks the same.
Wasn't this a asian movie already? I saw something like this where a group of kids are on an island and they have to kill each other and it's all about population control or something, it wasn't that good, but it looks the same.
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6:27PM on 11/14/2011
FAIL! on trying to look cool but not even knowing what to hate on lol
FAIL! on trying to look cool but not even knowing what to hate on lol
9:33AM on 11/14/2011
Battle Royale? Yeah... it's a bit similar, but meh. Everything is a rip-off of something else these days.
Battle Royale? Yeah... it's a bit similar, but meh. Everything is a rip-off of something else these days.
9:32AM on 11/14/2011
The trailer makes the movie look REALLY promising! I have high hopes for it and for Jennifer Lawrence in it!
The trailer makes the movie look REALLY promising! I have high hopes for it and for Jennifer Lawrence in it!
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9:35AM on 11/14/2011
i liked it better the first time....when it was called battle royale!
i liked it better the first time....when it was called battle royale!
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6:28PM on 11/14/2011
haters gonna hate & know doubt all the reviews will include the Battle Royale comparison in order to try to look cool.
haters gonna hate & know doubt all the reviews will include the Battle Royale comparison in order to try to look cool.
3:20PM on 11/14/2011
i didn't like this comment the first time....or the 3,000 times i heard it again after that.
i didn't like this comment the first time....or the 3,000 times i heard it again after that.
11:37AM on 11/14/2011
I liked Battle Royale better when it was called The Most Dangerous Game
I liked Battle Royale better when it was called The Most Dangerous Game
9:43AM on 11/14/2011
That looks promising in some respects an a huge misfire in other respects.
That looks promising in some respects an a huge misfire in other respects.
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9:58AM on 11/14/2011
I think I may have to read the books now.
I think I may have to read the books now.
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11:01AM on 11/14/2011
You do!! They are an easy quick read that is so worth it.
You do!! They are an easy quick read that is so worth it.
10:21AM on 11/14/2011
The books were some of the best I've read. The trailer didn't even get into the actual game, it just showed the preparation. It looks great though.
The books were some of the best I've read. The trailer didn't even get into the actual game, it just showed the preparation. It looks great though.
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10:46AM on 11/14/2011
It actual looks better than what I expected. I'm still on the fence though because usually the movies that are adapted from teen or young adult books suck. It does have a damn good cast.
It actual looks better than what I expected. I'm still on the fence though because usually the movies that are adapted from teen or young adult books suck. It does have a damn good cast.
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10:49AM on 11/14/2011
Much better than that awful teaser they showed on MTV a while back. I am now officially pumped.

And yeah, the plot sounds like Battle Royale. So? Black Swan was a ripoff of Perfect Blue, and The Terminator ripped off Harlan Ellison's stories, does that make them any less awesome?
Much better than that awful teaser they showed on MTV a while back. I am now officially pumped.

And yeah, the plot sounds like Battle Royale. So? Black Swan was a ripoff of Perfect Blue, and The Terminator ripped off Harlan Ellison's stories, does that make them any less awesome?
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10:59AM on 11/14/2011

Didn't think I'd be saying this but...

that actually looks really good. I'd definitely go to see this based on this trailer.
that actually looks really good. I'd definitely go to see this based on this trailer.
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11:00AM on 11/14/2011
I am glad the trailer came out, so people could stop complaining about the teaser (even though I have to admit that it was pretty bad). With all those involved and the source material its based on I have complete faith in this being a good movie.
I am glad the trailer came out, so people could stop complaining about the teaser (even though I have to admit that it was pretty bad). With all those involved and the source material its based on I have complete faith in this being a good movie.
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11:35AM on 11/14/2011
This looks pretty cool. Is this anything like Battle Royale?
This looks pretty cool. Is this anything like Battle Royale?
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2:49PM on 11/14/2011
Only difference is the squinty eyes.
Only difference is the squinty eyes.
11:36AM on 11/14/2011
The trailer did nothing for me. I'm not saying the film looks bad though. I guess it can attract a certain audience, but I don't think this will be the hit the studio is hoping for. (I hope it is though, I wouldn't want LionsGate to die)
The trailer did nothing for me. I'm not saying the film looks bad though. I guess it can attract a certain audience, but I don't think this will be the hit the studio is hoping for. (I hope it is though, I wouldn't want LionsGate to die)
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12:05PM on 11/14/2011

Awesome

I loved the books and this really looked like they captured everything from them pretty well. Keep in mind when you watch the trailer though that the trailer only covers MAYBE the first half of the book which is just the setup for the games. The 2nd half is outstanding imo.
I loved the books and this really looked like they captured everything from them pretty well. Keep in mind when you watch the trailer though that the trailer only covers MAYBE the first half of the book which is just the setup for the games. The 2nd half is outstanding imo.
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12:13PM on 11/14/2011

The problem though...

If you've seen BATTLE ROYALE already, there's nothing these kids could do to eacho ther that would ever horrify or surprise you. I'd be going into this movie already scarred by an extremely brutal film.
If you've seen BATTLE ROYALE already, there's nothing these kids could do to eacho ther that would ever horrify or surprise you. I'd be going into this movie already scarred by an extremely brutal film.
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12:14PM on 11/14/2011

Fuck Twilight!

Edward, Jacob & Bella just shitted in their pants. The Hunger Games looks INCREDIBLE!
Edward, Jacob & Bella just shitted in their pants. The Hunger Games looks INCREDIBLE!
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12:26PM on 11/14/2011
Eh, looks interesting enough. Though the only things that really got me excited were the quick glimpses of Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson.
Eh, looks interesting enough. Though the only things that really got me excited were the quick glimpses of Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson.
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1:12PM on 11/14/2011
Jennifer Lawrence's hot.
Jennifer Lawrence's hot.
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1:27PM on 11/14/2011

May the odds be ever in your favor

I read and loved the books. The film looks both great and faithful from this trailer and I'm officially excited now. Bring on March 2012!
I read and loved the books. The film looks both great and faithful from this trailer and I'm officially excited now. Bring on March 2012!
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1:54PM on 11/14/2011

Cool

Never read the books, but this definitely looks interesting. Nice cast too.
Never read the books, but this definitely looks interesting. Nice cast too.
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2:10PM on 11/14/2011

pass

I like the talent involved, but the plot seems so uninspired. The hair pieces on Bentley and Harrelson look laughable. Can't think of any reason why I would cough up $10 to watch this.
I like the talent involved, but the plot seems so uninspired. The hair pieces on Bentley and Harrelson look laughable. Can't think of any reason why I would cough up $10 to watch this.
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2:32PM on 11/14/2011
looks better than i thought it would. my book nerd part is Katniss is supposed to be skinny like Dakota Fanning
looks better than i thought it would. my book nerd part is Katniss is supposed to be skinny like Dakota Fanning
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2:47PM on 11/14/2011

What's in my mouth?

Oh yeah, it must be the crow. Looks like I'll be eating a ton of it. This looks friggin' awesome.
Oh yeah, it must be the crow. Looks like I'll be eating a ton of it. This looks friggin' awesome.
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3:28PM on 11/14/2011
Has anyone mentioned Battle Royale yet?
Has anyone mentioned Battle Royale yet?
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1:35AM on 11/15/2011
Yes everyone. And before Battle Royale came out, everyone mention Running Man, Death Race and Y: The Last Man. It's a premise that's been done before, but the books have a good take on it all.
Yes everyone. And before Battle Royale came out, everyone mention Running Man, Death Race and Y: The Last Man. It's a premise that's been done before, but the books have a good take on it all.
6:23PM on 11/14/2011
umm ya about 6 months ago when the movies were first announced,smh
umm ya about 6 months ago when the movies were first announced,smh
4:22PM on 11/14/2011
What the fuck is a hunger game?
What the fuck is a hunger game?
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4:33PM on 11/14/2011
Aw cool!.. The American version of Battle Royale. I think I will check this out.
Aw cool!.. The American version of Battle Royale. I think I will check this out.
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6:12PM on 11/14/2011
Not bad, but I am still not entirely sold. Lawrence is already known as a good actress, and she's about the only acting they have in the trailer. I do like the look, it was translated very well and the action seems well made. But the quality of the writing and the acting on part of the other young actors, well, I still have to hold judgement. But, for a first trailer, it is fairly impressive, and I agree, the anti-Twilight (which is pretty much what the books are anyway).
Not bad, but I am still not entirely sold. Lawrence is already known as a good actress, and she's about the only acting they have in the trailer. I do like the look, it was translated very well and the action seems well made. But the quality of the writing and the acting on part of the other young actors, well, I still have to hold judgement. But, for a first trailer, it is fairly impressive, and I agree, the anti-Twilight (which is pretty much what the books are anyway).
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6:49PM on 11/14/2011
solid trailer....the last moments of the trailer was pretty sweet.
solid trailer....the last moments of the trailer was pretty sweet.
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7:18PM on 11/14/2011
I know I'm going to take a lot of thumbs down clicks for this, but this looks surprisingly boring.
I know I'm going to take a lot of thumbs down clicks for this, but this looks surprisingly boring.
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9:40PM on 11/14/2011
Josh Hutcherson is the next big thing in Hollywood. If you've got any doubts about that then check out Firehouse Dog.
Josh Hutcherson is the next big thing in Hollywood. If you've got any doubts about that then check out Firehouse Dog.
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6:43AM on 11/15/2011
lol...well played.
lol...well played.
9:57PM on 11/14/2011
Looks good. But what are the sequel books about? Are they just drawing out the game for 3 or 4 books/films? Seems like you could fit this into just 1 movie, but I have no knowledge of this series. Help me out book readers.
Looks good. But what are the sequel books about? Are they just drawing out the game for 3 or 4 books/films? Seems like you could fit this into just 1 movie, but I have no knowledge of this series. Help me out book readers.
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1:33AM on 11/15/2011
The 2nd and 3rd books aren't as strong as the first in my opinion, but they take the them of the "hunger games" and play them out on a larger scale. That's all I can really say without giving away too much. It's a fun trilogy over all and a quick read.
The 2nd and 3rd books aren't as strong as the first in my opinion, but they take the them of the "hunger games" and play them out on a larger scale. That's all I can really say without giving away too much. It's a fun trilogy over all and a quick read.
12:03AM on 11/15/2011

Bah

I have not read the books, or even really heard about this much. And that trailer did not really do anything for me except make me think how stupid are these people.

Why are they killing people? The world depends on people dying each year? Whats the reason....

Just seems like a very weak premise.
I have not read the books, or even really heard about this much. And that trailer did not really do anything for me except make me think how stupid are these people.

Why are they killing people? The world depends on people dying each year? Whats the reason....

Just seems like a very weak premise.
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1:32AM on 11/15/2011
The premise is that "The Capitol" takes 24 child tributes each year to make the districts of Panem pay for an uprising almost a century prior. They hold the "Hunger Games" so the people of the districts remember that the government is all powerful and they have no control. It's a good read if you ever have the time.
The premise is that "The Capitol" takes 24 child tributes each year to make the districts of Panem pay for an uprising almost a century prior. They hold the "Hunger Games" so the people of the districts remember that the government is all powerful and they have no control. It's a good read if you ever have the time.
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12:20AM on 11/15/2011
I'm sorry, but this looks boring as hell. Besides, wasn't there a Japanese movie just like this several years ago? Battle Royale? or something like that. Anyways, twilight+bows and arrows = skip.
I'm sorry, but this looks boring as hell. Besides, wasn't there a Japanese movie just like this several years ago? Battle Royale? or something like that. Anyways, twilight+bows and arrows = skip.
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4:33AM on 11/15/2011
There are some conceptual similarities between Battle Royale and the first Hunger Games book, but as a huge BR fan, I have to say Hunger Games is still pretty awesome. The books, at least. Keeping my fingers crossed for the movie.
There are some conceptual similarities between Battle Royale and the first Hunger Games book, but as a huge BR fan, I have to say Hunger Games is still pretty awesome. The books, at least. Keeping my fingers crossed for the movie.
2:43AM on 11/15/2011
Read the books with a lot of hesitation, wary of any Twilightness. Found myself addicted and engrossed. Was terrified of how it would translate to film, but as of now, throw me in for a big HELL YEAH!
Read the books with a lot of hesitation, wary of any Twilightness. Found myself addicted and engrossed. Was terrified of how it would translate to film, but as of now, throw me in for a big HELL YEAH!
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6:41AM on 11/15/2011
Looks cool...I don't mind Lenny Kravitz either...A key factor here is that Jennifer Lawrence really is a force on screen...she elevates this material infinitely more than Kristen Stewart ever could, if the Twilight comparisons have to be made.
Looks cool...I don't mind Lenny Kravitz either...A key factor here is that Jennifer Lawrence really is a force on screen...she elevates this material infinitely more than Kristen Stewart ever could, if the Twilight comparisons have to be made.
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9:12PM on 11/15/2011
I think I will stick with the Japanese book and movie this series was based on.
I think I will stick with the Japanese book and movie this series was based on.
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