Are you excited with the release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1,” the movie adaptation of the first half of the last book of the same title from “The Hunger Games” trilogy?
Well, I am. I admit I only read each of the three books months (or even weeks) before their movie counterpart comes out. I finished reading Mockingjay two months ago, I think. I took me a long time to finish it. Blame it on short attention span.
Anyway, you’ve probably seen the posters released visualizing the people of different districts of Panem wearing costumes that symbolize the type of goods they produce. Quite honest, the posters really affected me knowing the hardships that these people live with.
View more posters and the teaser videos after the jump
Quite haunting and disturbing, right?
Here are the teaser videos that they have released so far.
This teaser video is more of President Snow’s address to the Capitol and the districts. He explains the role of all districts in the unity and peace of Panem. He also emphasizes the consequences of disturbing this peace. If you haven’t read the book, you would see Peeta toward the end of the video, standing beside President Snow. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie adaptation ended with Katniss being rescued from the Quarter Quell. When she asked where Peeta was– well there’s your answer.
Same with the first teaser, this one shows President Snow addressing Panem. He announces that now more than ever, the Panem is unified with one voice speaking for the Capitol and the Districts. This is even underscored by the fact that Peeta (District 12) and Johanna Mason (District 7) are standing on both sides of President Snow. Surrounding them are several Peacekeepers. They all seem at peace with each other. But even before the his address finishes, Beetee, one of the rebels who rescured Katniss interrupts the broadcast and simply says — The Mockingjay Lives.
Here’s a bonus: a poster showing President Snow with Peeta and Johanna positioned just like in the video.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” opens in the U.S. on November 21, 2014