I really enjoyed both Battle Royale flicks, and The Hunger Games looks to excite just as easily. Jennifer Lawrence has given amazing performances in Winter’s Bone and X-Men: First Class, she has quickly become a favorite of mine. One thing that I like about this trailer is the inclusion of her emotional side, instead of being just a straight survival plot, she has a reason to survive other than just human nature. Really looking forward to this when it drops into theaters on March 23, 2012. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.