Fan Sites React to Teaser Trailer Monday 29 August, 2011
As you all know, the very first Hunger Games teaser trailer premiered last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. We were invited by Movies.com to share our initial reactions to the teaser along with several other fan sites. What did we think? Read our reactions below and then listen to Episode 22 for a second-by-second analysis and discussion of the teaser.
And don’t forget to read the full article over at Movies.com to find out what all of your favorite fan sites thought about this “first look” at the movie!
Savanna of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat
Part of me (about 73%) was expecting to be disappointed with the teaser, simply because my expectations – even though I really had no idea what to expect – were so incredibly high. Well, not only was I not disappointed with the footage shown, I was completely blown away! Yes, I cried while watching it. Yes, I screamed when it was over. What did I love about it? Everything! The scenery, the cinematography, the music, Rue’s four-note tune at the end. I even liked Gale’s voice over, which many have labeled as “cheesy.” I thought it added a compelling, human layer to what would have otherwise been just a simple collage of action scenes. As for Jennifer Lawrence, she looks absolutely incredible as Katniss (and so young!), and I’m psyched that we actually get to see her shoot an arrow. If anyone was still worried about her ability to effectively pull off the role, this teaser should silence them forever. I know some were hoping for peeks of Peeta and other various characters, but I think that focusing only on Katniss was smart. She is, after all, the heart of the trilogy. This is a perfect taste of the film for obsessive fans like me who have been clamoring for footage, as well as a great glimpse of the “Next Big Thing” for people who might not be at all familiar with The Hunger Games.
Adam of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat
How do you say you’re a little disappointed when everyone around you is jumping on trampolines and squee-ing with heart-to-the-sky fangirl fervor? I almost want to lie and shout, “WOW!!! That was like … AMAZING!” Please don’t be mad at me, okay? Maybe my expectations were astronomically high, considering I have such respect for Lionsgate and the sensational job they’ve done with casting and authenticity. My hopes for this picture are so high, the word Oscar dances like Prim’s goat cheese in my head. I think they could have really ignited a new crowd with something a little more inspiring than Lawrence scampering through the forest while Gale feeds her cheesy voice-over lines. Why not show us who Katniss is? Go deeper! Diehard fans will be thrilled. People who didn’t know what The Hunger Games is will be intrigued. But this could have been a shock-to-the-system, adrenaline-pumping 30 seconds that caused worldwide uproar. Instead, it gave the most devoted fans – who crave any chance to see snippets of the film – something to gush about