#126 Fireside Chat: Trailer Bash 4 Monday 28 October, 2013

“Trailer Bash 4”

Miss Episode 126 live last night? Click here to listen to the recording or simply use the embedded player below.

Episode 126 of Hunger Games Fireside Chat will air live this Tuesday, October 29, at 10pm ET/7pm PT! This week, our panel of experts will include Theresa from Down with the Capitol, Courtney from Welcome to District 12 and Tiffany from Victor’s Village, and Molly from Panem Propaganda!

It’s here. And it’s beautiful. The final Catching Fire trailer debuted on Sunday night during Game 4 of the World Series. If you missed it, we’ve embedded the video below.

We’ll spend Episode 126 doing one of our “famous” second-by-second, obsessive breakdowns of the trailer. If you loved Trailer Bashes 1-3, you’ll definitely love Trailer Bash 4!

Obviously, we want to know what YOU think about the new trailer, so please leave a comment and let all your thoughts and emotions out!

We’ll also briefly chat about the latest Catching Fire stills released in Us Weekly and People.

(Psst…we’re giving away a really neat Catching Fire soundtrack package! Click here to enter to win it!)

You can chat with other listeners throughout the live show by using our hashtag #HGFiresideChat on Twitter! We recommend TweetChat to easily follow along with the conversation.

Click here to listen to last week’s episode.

And click here for an index of all of our archived episodes.

Follow this week’s participants on Twitter:
Adam (Host): @AdamSpunberg
Savanna (Co-Host/Producer): @MlleNouveau
Theresa: @RealOrNotReal / @HungerGamesDWTC
Courtney: @WtoD12
Tiffany: @twiffidy / @VictorsVillage
Molly: @PanemPropaganda


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17 Comments

  • Twirl4me says:

    I don’t really have much to say (coherently) besides it was amazing, pretty much what I pictured in my head (except for the monkey-mutts, which I pictured more as orangutans), and I cannot believe it’s almost all-arena. I was not expecting that. Otherwise, I’m just calming down from exclaiming combinations of excited obscenities and “The jabberjays! Ohmygosh the freakin jabberjay scene!” over and over again. 😀

  • discotia says:

    Love that the music featured here is an amped up version of Rue’s Lullaby! Must be from the score, which is awesome!! If you listen beginning at about the 30 second mark, that’s where you can really tell it’s the same musical cue/theme. I’m really happy about James Newton Howard’s musical continuity!! And if course, every aspect of the arena looked incredible!!!

    • Twirl4me says:

      Along with the continued use of her 4-note tune, it just goes to show that Rue has not and will never leave her.

      • Twirl4me says:

        And it wasn’t just “Rue’s Farewell”, that tune was also used 2 more times in the movie, including at the end in “Tenuous Winners/Returning Home”. Yeah, it’s my favorite piece of score in THG. 😉

  • Laura Weber says:

    I think the trailer is beautiful, impactful, and all that and it makes me want to see what proves to be an amazing movie. But am I the only one disappointed they showed so much of the arena? I loved what I saw, but really, what is left for them to wow us with in the movie now, besides the ending? We’ve already seen the mockingjay outfit, and now the fog, monkeys, flood AND mockingjays? Maybe its good. I knew the mockingjay scene will overwhelm me, and I got to get it out of the way now so I won’t freak out as bad when I see it in the theater.

    I’m just thinking what they may have saved for the fans who have read the book – will we see the bombing of District 12 in the movie? Imagine if footage of that is cut in between scenes of the escape from the arena, like they are happening simultaneously!

    • Twirl4me says:

      I wasn’t exactly happy to see so much of the arena (same with her MJ dress in the other trailer), but I was happy with what I saw. At least it wasn’t anything too significant story- or plot-wise. It was just ALL THE STUFF. But yeah, people should just realize that we watch trailers, tv spots, and clips at our own risk. I usually don’t watch any of that stuff before I see a movie/new episode of a show if I can help it, but The Hunger Games…is a special case. I can’t NOT watch it. And like you said, and as I’ve thought to myself as another form of rationalization, the more I see certain images now, the less I might freak out about them when I actually see the movie, lol.

  • ga says:

    The trailer was perfect! And can I just say how lucky we are to have Jennifer and Josh! In some movies you see the actor pretending to play a character but here all I see is peeta and katniss. They are phebomenal and I can’t wait to see more! Also something I really loved was peeta telling katniss its not real. It was so emotional and great but also heartbreaking becsuse it reminded me of peeta in mockingjay:(

  • Rachel says:

    I really love the look of everything from the arena except for the Cornucopia. Now, I know Francis and the filmmakers had to do a lot of copy and pasting since that type of geography doesn’t occur naturally but I wish they had the island and spokes be made out of sand, since the rock they chose looks out of place against the beach, and made the saltwater lake itself much bigger.

    The cinematography looks fantastic. Francis made everything look extremely intense with the camera angle choices and the special effects weren’t as bad as I thought they would be.

  • Kasey Vierra says:

    This trailer filled me wtih so much excitement! After watching it for the first time, I had to grab my roomate and make her watch it as well. Just so I could gush about it.

    The tension thoughout the begining of the trailer between Katniss and Snow was perfect. You could feel the “quiet battle” between them.

    The shots that were shown of the arena were breathtaking. I thought the Monkey mutts looked great and I am excited to see more of them. I wasn’t expecting to see the fog in this trailer. It was creepy and menicing. I also wasn’t expecting the Jabberjay scene. Which looks like it is going to wreck us all. Again I am glad we have Jennifer as Katniss.

    “Hope is stronger than fear” It is great to see that quote is still being used for this franchise.

    I just can’t wait to see this movie.

    We are now able to say… “Less than a month till CATCHING FIRE!!!!”

  • Michael says:

    Wow the countdown is almost over with this last trailer. As a couple of posts have already mentioned above I am a bit disappointed that they have revealed so much including the panoramic arena shots in the latest trailer but they do have a movie to sell right! The wave crashing through the jungle was AMAZING!!
    Looking through the scenes in the book I can’t find one where Haymitch has to physically restrain Katniss as is depicted at 44 seconds into the trailer. That short scene looks like it is on the victory tour but I can’t find that scene in the book. Any helpers on that?
    I agree with the post above that I was hoping/expecting a bigger lake but you can only do so much with CGI and we know the place where this was shot in Atlanta is actually a pretty small setting.
    I am also a bit concerned about the first part of the trailer with Jennifer high up in a tree. Is that supposed to be Katniss firing off the arrow into the force field to end the games? If it is, they are missing the wire attached to the arrow (might be just the shot/angle in the trailer) but also Katniss looks in way better shape than I would have imagined from the book. She has just been wacked upside the head by Jena/Johanna and should be banged up which she is clearly not. Also her uniform looks pretty much pristine. Perhaps this is a montage of a couple of points in the arena from near the start and near the end. On last week’s episode a number of guests and Savannah made a reference to the arena scenes in the first movie where they did not go far enough showing the physical degradation experienced by both Peeta and Katniss. I hope that they go a bit further this time showing them banged up etc. especially given how much they all go through in the arena. #ticktock4 less than four weeks to go!

    • Twirl4me says:

      “Is that supposed to be Katniss firing off the arrow into the force field to end the games?”

      No. It’s near the beginning of the Games.
      “From this precarious vantage point, I can make out the shape of the whole arena for the first time.” Then to test for a force field, “…I shoot an arrow into the empty space above the tree line.”

  • Marce Escoto says:

    This probably my favorite trailer so far. The attention to detail is exceptional, absolutely spot on. In my opinion, is that attention to detail that will make Catching Fire an epic movie. 2 moments that trully got to me was that scene of Katniss having a meltdown in DIstrict 11 and that final scene of Peeta and Katniss desperately yelling at each other through the invisible wall. Jennifer Lawrence is simply amazing. Wow.

  • Marce Escoto says:

    The music used for this final trailer is a masterpiece on its own, it grabbed me from the very beginning and added up to the whole experience of watching that trailer for the first time. Intense, intense, intense!

  • Lauren says:

    Oh my gosh. The final trailer is the best yet, in my opinion. I love the way they showed the arena and all the emotion that was in the book. Super intense and super amazing!

  • Isabel says:

    I’m not sure if I sound repetitive because I haven’t read all the comments yet, but I think that of course to us we feel like they’re giving everything away because we have read and re-read and re-re-read Catching Fire. I think that showing things like the fog, monkeys, jabberjays, and so on, especially the emotional scene at the end with Peeta and Katniss not being able to reach each other and him screaming “It’s not real!” Are all great treats for the fans and enticing to the audience who haven’t read the book and don’t know what all these things are. I thought the trailer and music were really well done, and I’m looking forward to Francis Lawrence’s directing style to see a change from the solid adaptation Gary Ross provided. I thought I couldn’t be more excited for the movie, but this really made me more excited somehow. Seeing as so many scenes from the book look like they are going to jump on to the screen!

  • Jose Torres says:

    The final trailer for CF is literally the best 1 min and 7 sec video I’ve ever seen. Their is so much emotion in it brought on by Katniss’s many struggles and so much of the arena, but I’m not complaining because it was all stunning. The arena is like a rose with thorns, stunningly beautiful and dangerous, everything from the fog and jabberjays to the monkey mutts was better than I ever imagined that they could look, Francis Lawrence if my fave director and yes I am basing that on this trailer and the Bad Romance music video. XD I am slightly confused on the beginning when Katniss shoots the arrow into the sky because I’m not sure if that’s when she breaks the shield because their is no wire connected to it or lightning, so maybe she’s testing it??? Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast and Francis better get some major awards for CF because by the looks of it, it’s going to be the best film to hit theaters since The Hunger Games!!!!

  • I wasn’t expecting this trailer the night it came. It was Sunday A.K.A Walking Dead night and that was the mode I was locked into. But when I pulled up Mockingjay.net and saw this trailer on the home page, I lost my sanity and started shrieking. You would’ve thought I was getting ready to drop dead by the guttural, inhuman noises my body was making. One thing I noticed was that, in the first movie, Katniss was very calm and levelheaded. But this time around, judging by the trailer, she seems very frantic and pained. I never heard her scream so much before and it genuinely hurt me to see her struggle so much. I felt her pain. What made me choke up though was the music. It’s a remixed version of Rue’s Farewell. It’s perfectly symbolic of how Rue still hasn’t left Katniss’ heart and it haunts her everyday that she couldn’t save her.


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