Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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"May the odds be ever in your favor."

Okay, I'm still not over this trailer because it seriously made me all giddy and smiling because it is just so good. But I'd like to take a few moments to say a few things regarding this trailer.

First, I am beyond happy the way they have marketed the film. Like most, I was fearing they would be marketing it as romance or romantic triangle as some seem to think it apparently is, when it isn't. I mean, I cringe whenever someone compares it to Twilight because it's definitely not the same, not even close. But with Hollywood, they would want to target as many audiences as possible and with the Twilight being the "in" thing these days they would want to take that route as a marketing plot. But they didn't. Instead, they took the direct approach with what this story is about: in a totalitarian society in a dystopian future where kids are chosen to fight to the death in an arena, and focusing on our main protagonist and her sacrificing herself in place of her younger sister. There is nothing about romance, or potential romance, anywhere in this trailer. There might be in future trailers and previews, of course, but the fact that there were zero evidence in this one? Major kudos.

Secondly, I love how the trailer was put together. While some say that it was showing mostly all of the beginning, I think that was the point. We're seeing the grim reality that these are kids being prepped in order to kill each other in a grand arena. That this is a big deal in this society, a huge deal that is a frightening experience disguised as something honorable and to be celebrated, only for the entertainment for those in the Capitol of Panem and for the rest of the Districts to watch in horror as their children fight to the death, and not being able to do anything about it.

I think this trailer was well-done, well-constructed, and swiftly did what it needed to do to attract people's attention to what this film, this story, is essentially about and why you should see it. I approve.

On a particular, possibly unpopular opinion, am I the only one who doesn't ship anyone in this series? I have just read The Hunger Games, still needing to get the last two, but there's all this talk about who Katniss should be with and honestly, I don't really care. I am Team Katniss. I am for Katniss and her love and devotion to her family, for her sister Prim, and for her survival. I don't give a crap about any kind of romantic affairs she may or may not have. I may be the only one since the entire Hunger Games fandom is all about the shipping, so idk. But there you go.
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