‘Hunger Games’ Super Bowl Trailer: Katniss Everdeen’s Journey

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:37 am,

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Lionsgate has been keen on not revealing too much in the trailers for its adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ ultra-popular novel, The Hunger Games. Promos for the film have focused on introducing its protagonist, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and building up anticipation for the titular event – rather than actually showing more than brief glimpses of the carnage and life-or-death battles that transpire thereafter.

That is also the case with the third theatrical trailer for The Hunger Games, which is now online – and which – even more so than the previous promos – highlights the nature of Katniss’ plight as she readies herself for (literally) a fight for her life and everything she holds dear.

Here is an official synopsis for The Hunger Games, followed by the latest trailer:

In a dystopian future America is now Panem, a nation made up of twelve impoverished districts, all ruled by a militant capitol where technology and excess are a way of life. Every year the capitol holds a televised battle royal, where one male and female teenager from the twelve districts must battle to the death for the pleasure of capitol. When a young hunter from District 12 named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) sacrifices herself to save her little sister from the games, she embarks on a brave fight for survival that could change a nation.



This new Hunger Games preview is as short as the original teaser trailer, but still covers a good chunk of important narrative material, prior to the actual “Games.” It also nicely fleshes out Katniss’ motivation and mindset prior to that dangerous fight, by touching briefly on her relationships with her sister Primrose (Willow Shields), her longtime friend Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), and the newly-minted connection she forms with her enigmatic stylist, Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), as she prepares for battle.

So far, it looks like Lionsgate’s “more is less” approach to unveiling Hunger Games footage is paying off, seeing that many non-fans are now intrigued to find out what this flick has to offer. For those who are already HG converts, it’s all the more exciting to see brief bits of emotion-stirring moments from Collins’ book brought to life – along with colorful characters such as the overzealous Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and the Capitol’s “tribute” interview conductor, Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci).

Sidenote – one aspect from the Hunger Games movie that hasn’t been touched on in any of trailers is how the adaptation (according to director Gary Ross) is actually told from multiple points of view – and not just strictly from Katniss’, like in Collin’s original novel. It will definitely be interesting to see how that approach plays out in the film.


The Hunger Games will hit theaters in the U.S. on March 23rd, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. It looks great.

  2. Will probably watch the super bowl pre-game just to see this trailer.

  3. why she just uses her mutant powers to win

  4. I hope this will be good, but the trailers have been underwhelming in my opinion.

  5. This gunna be good :)!

  6. im still on the fence about this one

  7. Best Trailer Yet

  8. I haven’t seen anything that makes me want to put this on my must-see list yet. I may still see it but I’m not hyped up about it.

  9. This looks… AWESOME!

  10. Didn’t they make this movie already? I think it was called Running Man and Arnold was at his cheesy best :D Ah well more tripe from the young adult novel section that gave us those cinematic abortions called the Twilight Saga

    • I didn’t read “Twilight”, but this is actually a pretty good series with a strong female lead.

    • Was thinking the same ! Recycling old ideas for the new crowds :)

    • Have you guys read the books? Because I can deal with it if you have and didn’t like it. But if you are just Battle Royal fans that insist on coming on every Hunger Games thing and say something stupid please stop. They’re nothing alike. Suzanne Collins has said she didn’t know anything about Battle Royal when she wrote this. The books are influenced from Greek mythology and reality tv.

    • try reading the book before you make caveman-like assumptions.
      The writing is good, the story is strong.
      Making the connection between the running man and the huger games is like saying “hey, in this movie a guy sacrifices himself for a bigger cause…they totally ripped that from the Bible”

    • Serpentes, I can echo the sentiment by others here that “Hunger Games” is no “Twilight” (and thank God for that!). I’ve read the first two books, and I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed them. Collins provides a well-written story. If the film can capture the quality of the books, this will be a cinematic treat.

      All that said, the second book does create something of a romantic triangle (an element I didn’t enjoy), but thankfully, it doesn’t overtake the rest of the book. Can’t speak for the third book yet, that’s on my “to read” list.

  11. I was expecting it to be longer. But it was still pretty sweet! :D

  12. I really don’t understand Why all the fuzz for this ?
    Movie does not look special,and the Topic has been done already a couple of times ! Guess Marketing these days can boost every thing up !

    Sure could be a good Movie,but from the trailer it does not look that good and validate the Hype !

  13. Interesting that the synopsis indicates it’s America. I don’t remember a specific nation or region being mentioned in the book as the predecessor to Panem.

    • The book mentions that the Capital was on the other side of mountains once called the Rocky’s. District 12 was on the mountains to the east so I’m assuming the Appalachians.

  14. This is my favorite one so far!

  15. Looks good

  16. I cannot wait to see this movie! I read all three books, and am eagerly awaiting the movie! Hopefully they’ll turn Catching Fire and Mockingjay into movies as well. Catching Fire was such a good book, I read it in two days!

  17. Hi…. I’m screaming like a crazed fan girl right now!!! Cant wait!!!!!!!!!!! One question, is this movie based on ALL THREE BOOKS? Is there gunna be another book? Is there? Is there? Even though im only on book two, I took a sneak peek at the end of both the 2nd and 3rd books, disappointed by their endings. I mean, she seriously can’t end the series that way! There isnt any possible way!!! Shell disappoint all of her fans and then well start an uprising just like in district 8!!! run to her like bonnie and twill!

  18. Already seen the prequel The Running man. ;)