10 Gut Reactions to the Latest The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer

By on July 23, 2015

The Hunger Games movie franchise, also understood as Jennifer Lawrence’s fame machine, is finally coming to end. Lionsgate put out a fairly detailed The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 trailer today, ensuring that, yes, it’s coming to end.

Everyone’s back for a good old romp in Panem. Here’s how it felt, for me, the first time watching:

  1. Donald Sutherland is still the king of ominous voice-overs.
  2. Snow surrounded by Snow… subtle.
  3. The world-building in the movies has always been a strange combination of tech and poverty – as dictated by the books – but it’s one of the few things that never clicked, visually.
  4. Also, the hero shots have never quite landed for me either.Mockinjay Part 2 Trailer Hero Shot
  5. According to modern movies, there is no other future airplane than those with propellers inside of wings. Get on that, Northrop Grumman.
  6. 2:02 is all kinds of horror, but it’s also a great reminder that, in spite of numbers 3 and 4 on this list, the cinematography in this series has been phenomenal. Book readers will get it.
  7. Somebody’s been watching Guillermo del Toro movies. I forget what this is supposed to be, but I like it.Mockinjay Part 2 TrailerMutant
  8. I guess they’re just brushing over that whole cliffhanger thing at the end of The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1. Katniss’ psychosis was just a fleeting ailment, apparently.
  9. Peta gets a voice-over as well, but was he as dramatically relegated to the sideshow this late in the books too? It seems like the character has become less and less important.
  10. Alright, 2:02 should be a cliffhanger for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 3. That exact moment, and then cut to black. Mockinjay Part 3 is a montage of Katniss Everdeen hero shots taking place inside her head.Mockinjay Part 2 Trailer Bubbles

The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 hits theaters on Nov. 20.

About Trevor Ruben

Though I contribute to many online publications on a regular basis, including The Checkout, the crux of my writing lies in video games. When not writing, I'm often streaming a variety of games on Twitch.

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