Turn Your Weapons to the Capitol in New Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2

Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 11:34AM
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.2
Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 11:34AM
Turn Your Weapons to the Capitol in New Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2
The Hunger Games franchise finally comes to an end this November (until those pesky prequels and spin-offs come into play), and the newest trailer promises an "epic conclusion" to the wildly popular series. I still say we need a moratorium on the word "epic," but aside from that, this trailer makes the film look pretty exciting:



I have mixed feelings about The Hunger Games franchise, but Mockingjay pt 1 was a pleasant surprise, especially since it finally introduced some moral ambiguity to the proceedings. And with the part one writers (including one of my favorite Buffy villains, Danny Strong) returning for the last installment, hopefully we can expect the same restrained, complex exploration of the nature of leadership and the concessions made by social movements. 

That being said, this trailer does nothing to convince me that Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss will be any less annoying than she was in the last film. Lawrence is a great actress, but she completely phones it in for these films, and all of her line readings are completely flat. That, in combination with her lack of chemistry with either Josh Hutcherson or Liam Hemsworth, will make for a tough love story, but at least the action will probably be entertaining.

The official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2 reads:

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With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2 comes out in theaters on November 20.
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