The Fan Sites' Clip Picks Thursday 23 February, 2012
With the world premiere of The Hunger Games less than three weeks away (and the worldwide opening in exactly a month), we’re likely to see new clips from the movie appearing online, in TV spots, and accompanying cast interviews on morning news programs and daytime and evening talk shows. Always ahead of the game, Perri Nemiroff of Movies.com asked some fan site representatives (including us!) to share the clips we’re hoping to see.
A few of our clip picks (including Savanna’s) are below, and you can click here to check out what the other fan sites had to say! What clips do YOU want to see? Let us know in the comments!
Savanna of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat
I know that we’ve already seen bits and pieces of it in the trailers, but I really hope that we’ll get to see an extended clip from the District 12 reaping. It’s important that not too much be revealed in advance of the film’s release, but at the same time, Lionsgate needs to reach an audience that might not be familiar with the books at all (a difficult concept for us hardcore fans to grasp, I know). The reaping introduces us to Panem society, the Capitol, and the Games without spoiling the rest of the story, and it’s such a gripping, suck-you-in moment; I can’t imagine a non-fan watching it play out without saying to him or herself, “I have to see this!” The reaping also features many of the main players in The Hunger Games, so I can see a portion of it being used to accompany TV interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Willow Shields, and perhaps even Paula Malcomson or Liam Hemsworth.
Sara of The Hunger Games Examiner
One scene from The Hunger Games movie I’d love to see a clip from is just before the chariot ride. We’ve already seen photos of Katniss and Peeta in their “Girl (and Boy) on Fire” outfits before they’re actually set on fire, and the clip could cut away before Cinna actually lights them on fire. That would give fans a huge treat, set up a major desire to see the film, and offer up a taste of the movie without giving away anything major. I think it would be a very savvy marketing move on Lionsgate’s part to release a short clip from that scene. It wouldn’t give away any new imagery, but would give us a longer look at dialogue between Katniss, Peeta, and Cinna while whetting our appetites for more.
Kait of Victor’s Village
I’m really hoping for a clip of the confrontation between Katniss and Peeta after he announces his love for Katniss to the Capitol audience. The scene should be fierce and extremely awkward all at once! Plus, it will have to set the tone for the “faked” love connection between the two once they’re in the arena. Jennifer and Josh are top-notch actors, so we can’t wait to see how they play this one out!