Must Watch: Full Trailer for Gary Ross' 'The Hunger Games' Movie!

November 14, 2011
Source: Apple

The Hunger Games

The games will change everyone. Lionsgate is ready to unleash the first full trailer via Apple for Gary Ross' highly anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, the girl from District 12 who competes in the annual Hunger Games. The first teaser trailer hit back in August, and while we get a glimpse at the grim world this takes place in and some of the training at the Capitol, we don't get much fighting yet. Hunger Games also stars Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, Elizabeth Banks as Effie, and Woody Harrelson Haymitch, and Willow Shields as Prim. Fire this up!

Watch the full theatrical trailer for Gary Ross' The Hunger Games, in high def via Apple:

You can also download The Hunger Games theatrical trailer in High Definition on Apple

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss, a 16-year-old living in the post-apocalyptic country of Panem. Every year, one boy and one girl are chosen from each of Panem's 12 districts to fight each other to their death.

The Hunger Games is both written and directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Gary Ross, director of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville previously, but also writer of Big, Mr. Baseball, Dave, Lassie, Pleasantville and Seabiscuit. It's adapted from Suzanne Collins' popular series of novels, first published in 2008. Lionsgate is bringing The Hunger Games to theaters everywhere starting March 23rd, 2012 next spring. Excited yet?

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  • derpboy
    reminds me of battle royale... looks good..
    • Zpayne02
  • Qweqweq
    I don't get what the fuss is all about. It's already been made with "The Condemned" and other arena movies where someone fights for survival.
    • Read the books.
    • every single person i told to read the books thought it was unbelievable. trust me, read them. its not like anything else.
      • mcbot
        I read The Hunger Games and couldn't believe how much of it was just like the Battle Royal novel. The plot was almost exactly the same. It's been done.
  • Bazzmosis
    I am looking forward to this film but thought the teaser trailer actually looked better.
  • Hate the all kids-fight concept. Would love to see grown up do the same with the same story-line
    • IMO, it wouldn't be as disturbing with adults. The concept of a 12-year-old child (the youngest age allowed in the games) potentially murdering OR being murdered by another child is just sick, which is the whole point: the Capitol uses the Games to scare the Districts into staying tame and not rebelling.
      • JL
        I agree.  I thought this trailer was pretty scary for the exact reason you describe.  What's really scary is that this sort of thing is really going on.  Not with all the sci-fi/ running man aesthetic, but there are armies of children who have been kidnapped and forced to train with deadly weapons and slaughter people under the threat of death.  It's a real demonstration of human depravity, that a person would use a person's fear of death to get them to do much worse things to their conscience.
    • trust me this isnt like narnia, they cut eachothers heads off in this.
    • Dan3659
      I think the point is that kids are innocent, theres nothing shocking about adults killing each other...
  • Great trailer. I love the tone of Ross's directing, and Jennifer seems like a confident lead. Good intro for the non-fans and the tension of the final cornucopia moment promises awesome things for the Games themselves. Can't wait!
  • Johanna
    Yes! Yes! Yes! OMG 'The Hunger Games' is going to be huge! I can't wait!!! I'll be going on opening night with all my girls! Woooo! :)
  • ninja
    this look pretty pad
  • I didn't see anything appealing to that at all... It felt like a Chris Columbus film  and I can't stand that style. It just didn't capture my attention. Oh well. Better films coming out next year.
  • Anonymous
    i'm  not into  it. of course, i didn't read the books - so maybe that's why.
    • read the books. everybody i know who has, has loved them.
  • Anonymous
    looks better than the twilight-ie teaser...  though I'm sure it's the same core audience. 
    • Traveler
      So not the same core audience. People need to stop comparing the two. Its really degrading to this franchise. 
      • Anonymous
        To each his/her own....  A movie adaptation from a novel series about a teenage girl and a bizarre love triangle between friends / lovers and their undying need to 'protect' one another at all costs...  yeah, no similarity at all.  And neither appeals to teenage girls. Trailer doesnt look 'dark enough' not to appeal the twi-hard, tweeny bopper crowd. It would be a bit of a stretch to say they are exact same story, but core audience??  c'mon... It's the same core audience the way LOTR, Star Wars, Star Trek and Transformers have the same 'core' audience.     If you see it otherwise, totally your opinion and that's cool...
        • Traveler
          Have you even read the books? HG appeals to a lot more people than teens and moms. Much broader audience than Twilight. And the love story is not similar in the least. All I'm trying to say is that its unfair to suggest this is the next Twilight because that will only turn people away. 
          • Anonymous
            Fair enough.  I'll agree that HG's darker themed & whatnot (kids killing kids to keep society in line) with political over tones and yes it does take a different path than twilight in terms of story, however I still think that the people writing the checks to have these movies made have their sights set on the twilight tweeny bopper crowd and when it's all said and done it'll end up looking like running man for girls...
        • Anonymous
          Transformers does not belong in that list. How dare you, sir.
  • Asdadsa
     Woody Harrelson doesn't seem drunk enough.
  • Hmm...
  • Courtney
    These books are fantastic and the movie looks perfectly cast. So much better than the Twilight trash out there.
  • Sumar68
    I give a thumbs up, BUT, I was looking for an edgier look to photography & actors.  Hope it has some of the Inception-Sherlock Holmes-style of special effects.
  • George Caltsoudas
    Elizabeth Banks with a phony English accent is very disappointing... I imagined her with a more Californian Valley Girl-ish accent. That's ruined it foe me. And all the sci-fi stuff DOES look weird. They should not have shown that much of it. I was hoping the Capitol and its inhabitants and everything else that happens there looked a bit more 'real world'. Oh well. Once they get in the arena, it's all cool from that point onward.
  • Ticketmaster
    Costumes and production design looks like a made for tv film. No way I'm going to pay 18 dollars to see this in the theaters. I'll wait for it to air on free tv. 
  • Richie G
    This looks cool as hell Liked Running man, liked Battle Royale, don't think the basic concept is over done. That is all. Yeah good look with that 'n don't F it up
  • battle royale winner
    battle royale looks better.
  • Moon
    Really hate the cinematography. Those scenes in the woods look like they were shot by a teenage filmmaker. 
  • Traveler
    I absolutely love this trailer. Except for Woody Harrelson's hair. Really bad. Other than that, I can't wait for this! 
  • danny
    hard target with kids looks rubbish
  • John
    It looks really... meh.
  • Vguy
    this seems like a battle royale rip off....
    • mcbot
  • Kinasmileyface
    You guys need to STOP hateing ive read the whole series twice and im in love with the hunger games and by the looks of things if the movie is half as good as the books its going to do very well may the odds be ever in your favor hunger games movie :)
  • I keep seeing these battle royale comments, I see the similarity but hey if this were to be a modern live action of that story then it looks good, damn good. I think one major thing that makes it a hands down-non adaption of battle royale is that they're trained for this, seems like a whimp of an example but I think it's solid enough to stand on it's own, plus the whole bombs on the neck thing...pretty trademark stuff. Dunno if it reaches the psychotic level of the battle royale but it looks good all the same.




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