It’s time for one of my favoritest types of posts! I love to write up my reactions to various film trailers… and the trailer for Mockingjay: Part One was released just two days ago. I’M SO EXCITED! I’ve been impatiently waiting for this film ever since the credits rolled at the end of Catching Fire almost one year ago. I LOVED Mockingjay-the-book (sometimes I feel like one of the few people who did) and I am so ready to see the story onscreen.
P.S. You can find my earlier film trailer reactions here.
Warning: Spoilers ahead, so read/watch at your own risk!
0:11 – Is that District 13?!
0:17 – See, this is one of the reasons I loved Mockingjay: We were finally able to see the full effects of Katniss’ participation in the Games. She has PTSD and she’s under a lot of pressure from all sides… so of course she’s not going to be Little-Miss-Sunshine. I thought Suzanne Collins was actually very realistic in her portrayal of Katniss during the last book.
And if you disagree with that, then I’ll just laugh at you and ask how well you would react if your friends and family members were killed off one by one. Sheesh.
0:19 – PRIM! I regret every moment I used to hate her. Prim. Little butt-kicking nurse Prim.
0:23 – I really shouldn’t love President Snow’s voice as much as I do, because he’s evil and all that, but it’s glorious. His actor should record audiobooks or somethng.
0:32 – OH MY GOD OH MY GOD IT’S THE INSIDE OF DISTRICT THIRTEEN!
0:34 – Beetee! [High-fives him]
0:37 – I’m interested to see the changes in Effie, that’s for sure.
0:40 – The only part of this movie that I am not looking forward to is Gale. Go away, please.
0:45 – Ooh, it’s Katniss’ battle-outfit-thingy! I’ve been wondering what the movie’s version would look like.
0:52 – [Makes sad Engie noises] Peeta! Nooooooo!
0:56 – Haymitch looks so not-fierce in a fuzzy hat.
0:57 – Oh my god. I thought Caesar Flickerman’s suits couldn’t get any weirder, but this new one is, um… interesting.
1:05 – You tell them, Katniss! You go, girl!
1:06 – I DON’T WANT TO WAIT EVEN JUST TWO MORE MONTHS FOR THIS MOVIE.
1:11 – Finnick, don’t do the sad-face-thing. Because it makes me feel like I need to hug you, and there aren’t enough hugs in the world to help you.
1:14 – OMG OMG OMG. Natalie Dormer! I have a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge crush on her. (It’s a major crush, so I feel justified in using all those Us.) She’s on Game of Thrones and she was in the first Captain America movie and also in some other things I want to watch, such as Elementary. She’ll play Cressida in Mockingjay, and I don’t even care that she has such a tiny role because… she is awesome. (I have a feeling that when we go see the movie my friends will be all, “Peeta! Gale! Finnick!” and I’ll just be like, “Cressida!” and they’ll just ask, “Um…. who?) I literally squealed with glee when I found out she was going to be in the movie.
1:17 – Well, this is certainly a change from the Games. And I’m looking forward to it – Catching Fire felt too much like a repeat of the first book. Now war isn’t just a game. It’s real.
1:20 – Did they rappel down anything in the book? I don’t remember this scene. But it looks cool, so it’s all good.
1:25 – I don’t recall this exploding-dam scene either, but whoa.
1:27 – And here we see a sad Katniss in the rain.
1:35 – I AM SO READY TO SEE THIS MOVIE.
So. That was a pretty awesome trailer, wasn’t it? I’m looking forward to so much: Katniss kicking butt, Finnick gaining more depth and character development, Cressida, a look at places other than District 12 and the arenas, et cetera.
During the rest of the year I always feel like I’m such a moderate fan of anything and everything Hunger Games… and then a new trailer comes out and this happens. This fangirling. I love the books, and the film adaptations thus far have been amazingly good and accurate to the original stories. So I have high hopes for this latest movie, too. I can’t wait to see it!
What do you think of the trailer for Mockingjay: Part One?