New Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2 Trailer Hints at Huge Spoiler from the Books

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 9:53AM
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.2
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 9:53AM
New Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2 Trailer Hints at Huge Spoiler from the Books
The countdown to the final installment of the Hunger Games series (until the inevitable prequels and sequels, that is) has begun, and Lionsgate has released a new trailer and a final poster, the former of which heavily hints at a major (and spoiler-y) plot point from the novels:



Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


Fans of the books remember that in Mockingjay, Katniss's beloved sister Prim is killed during a conflict with the Capitol, which serves as  a driving motivation for Katniss for the rest of the novel. Unlike the Divergent series, the Hunger Games films have adhered very closely to the plot of the novels, so there's no reason to think that this death won't happen in the movies, and this trailer isn't exactly shy about giving it away. The trailer focuses on the most emotional, sentimental moments between Prim and Katniss, to the point that it looks like a visual eulogy (slash fan video). The trailer is even called "For Prim," which is a quotation from Katniss at a pivotal moment after Prim is killed.


On an unrelated note, the trailer also reminds me how much Jennifer Lawrence phones it in as Katniss Everdeen, especially in the first two films. She's obviously a talented actress, and yet some of her lines fall completely flat. When she says, "I told her I would try to win," she doesn't sound fiercely determined, just kind of bored. But her performance has improved as the writing has improved, and hopefully they'll keep up that trend for Mockingjay pt 2.

Lionsgate also released a new poster for the film, seen in full below:

New Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer Hints at Huge Spoiler from the Books

Tickets for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt 2 go on sale on October 1, and the film comes out in theaters on Novemer 20.
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