Fan Sites React to First Theatrical Trailer Tuesday 15 November, 2011
The first full-length, theatrical trailer for The Hunger Games premiered yesterday morning on Good Morning America. Last night, on Episode 33 of Fireside Chat (aptly titled “Trailer Bash”), we were joined by representatives from seven of the top fan sites for a full discussion and second-by-second analysis.
Earlier in the day, however, Perri Nemiroff of Movies.com invited us — and several other fan sites — to share our initial reactions with her. You can read our thoughts below. Click here to see what everyone else had to say.
Savanna of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat
Though I know it might make me sound like a gushing fangirl, I’d be lying if I said that the trailer was anything less than absolutely perfect (in my eyes, anyway). It contained everything that I had hoped to see – and more! The reaping scene was heartbreaking, Effie’s accent was spot-on, the Capitol looked stunning (I was thankful to see the Rockies in the background), and I nearly fainted when I saw Katniss get into the tube. Oh, and how about Caesar Flickerman? Every worry and anxiety I had been harboring washed away – along with lots and lots of tears – as I watched it this morning on Good Morning America. It’s no secret that I haven’t exactly embraced the idea of Lenny Kravitz playing my beloved Cinna. Well, guess what? I don’t care anymore! Even though the trailer is less than three minutes long, you can just tell that Gary Ross and everyone else involved in the making of this film have managed to truly capture the heart, spirit, and tone of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. And that’s what really matters – to me, anyway. This is going to be a powerful, phenomenon-starting movie, and I can’t wait for the entire world to discover it. People who aren’t familiar with The Hunger Games will totally freak out when they see this trailer and want to learn more. As for fans like me? I’m now more eager than ever for March 2012 to get here. Where’s my time-turner?
Adam of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat
Consider this Lionsgate’s official debutante ball, where – after being tucked carefully away for some long stretch – we finally get to see the lady and all her charms. Well, let’s just say this one’s dazzlingly beautiful, inspiringly substantive, and pulse-poundingly suspenseful. I can’t wait to ask her to dance.