Trailers Without Pity: The Hunger Games

2 Feb

May you ever have luck… uh… killing 23 young people… MUCH LIKE YOURSELF?

Is that the tagline for Hunger Games? Already I’ve forgotten it from the movie trailer we put through the paces of Trailers Without Pity for the movie adaptation of the popular book series The Hunger Games. It’s like “The Lottery” but with fewer rocks and more arrows and acne, right?

My brother, Pablo, recently read all the books but I’m still lagging behind. I can tell you that I loved the trailer, though, based mostly on my undying affection for Jennifer Lawrence after seeing her just be freakin’ amazing and heartbreaking in Winter’s Bone. I don’t get to see a lot of movies these days, but I saw that one and it knocked my fucking socks off. Put her in every movie and you will see the total Rotten Tomatoes score for the entire movie industry rise by about 20 points, I guarantee it.

This movie, this regulated amusement of famishment, is depresso-futuristic but not so shiny as to be off-putting. It looks like it might be really good, taking the source material seriously, with a little bonkers thrown in for good measure.

You can check out the video below or see it on TWOP.

We’re not sure what we’re doing next, but at some point we’ll get to that Prometheus trailer, I’m sure.

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