The time has come. (And good thing, too, we were beginning to lose hope.) The Mockingjay lives!
... Well, that and the new official trailer for the long-anticipated Mockingjay: Part 1, the third installment in the wildly popular book-to-movie adaptation of The Hunger Games series, has finally been released.
For those out of the loop, Mockingjay: Part 1 is the first out of the two movie adaptations of the final book in The Hunger Games series. With the theater release just over two months away, it's safe to say that this has been one of the most eagerly awaited trailers to be announced. (We have, in fact, been known to grumble over the fact that Fifty Shades of Grey got a trailer before Mockingjay, despite being released a full four months later. It's nobody's fault, really, we just really wanted this trailer. Also, grumbling is good for the soul.)
The two Mockingjay movies will have some big shoes to fill, too. Despite the international success of the two Hunger Games adaptations that preceded it, this will be the first movie where the approval of the fans won't be a surefire factor to the overall success of the newest adaptation. This is mostly due to the final book in Suzanne Collins's dystopian trilogy getting notoriously mixed reviews. The resolution of the civil war in the fictional country of Panem has come across some backlash from less-than-satisfied fans, many of who are hoping for the movie adaptation to not only emulate the quality of the final book, but to exceed it. Whether this is something that can reasonably be done is left to the (rampant) speculation of many. Now, at least, this speculation can be based on over a minute of concrete footage from the film.
With Julianne Moore joining the cast in the prominent role of President Alma Coin, and with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman's footage tied together to showcase one of his final roles on the big screen, one thing is for certain: change is coming... both in Panem, and in theaters worldwide.
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MOCKINGJAY PART 1 TRAILER NOW RELEASED!
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