Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
It is only a minute long; Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Johanna (Jena Malone), Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), and Finnick (Sam Claflin) are nowhere to be seen; and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) speaks only four words. Nonetheless, the first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 still manages to entice with a dark and tense glimpse at the fallout of the events of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The teaser debuted during a special preview at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, as part of a thorough promotional tie-in with Samsung. Fans could only view the teaser after waiting in line to walk through a special Mockingjay pavilion, complete with a holographic Peeta and Johanna’s rotating living portraits. Then, fans were guided into a special room decorated exclusively in white, seated in a spherical pod, given a Samsung tablet, and invited to watch the teaser with headphones. The experience was elaborate and impressive, but also weirdly at odds with the teaser itself, which was released to the public late Sunday night.
3. Watch the teaser here:
Katniss looks shell-shocked and unsure of herself, which is very much in keeping with Suzanne Collins’ book. Mockingjay largely revolves around Katniss slowly shaking herself free of a paralyzing bout of post-traumatic stress disorder, which removes her from much of the action — as is reflected in how little of Katniss we see in this teaser.
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20. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens on Nov. 21.
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