“I think this was a powerful teaser setting the tone for the film and the rest of the promotional campaign. The acting prowess of Donald Sutherland really make this teaser mind-blowingly brilliant you almost believe what he is saying ,all though everyone I showed it to scoffed at “your hard work feeds us and in return we feed and protect you”, the overwhelming feeling watch this teaser is fear which is directed at the citizens of Panem scaring them in to submission. Everything in this teaser just seems to go right down to the music which was eerily similar to what you would hear in a political broadcast, but this is the Capitol so the set design was advantageous yet simplistic especially with the beautiful costumes (which shows we don’t have to be worried about the new costume designers) and Snow`s thrown with everything laid bare in white which I found rather creepy you see just how sinister Snow is. The reveal of Peeta I found partially jarring even though I expected it ,those big sad confused eyes conveying so much as I would say he has already been hijacked and seeing him turn to camera I found very unsettling ,but also deeply sad. Although I loved this teaser I think we should of been given something with some footage of the film not to say that this teaser won’t be in the film as a piece of propaganda from the Capitol, but I think we should have seen Katniss by now at least a still or character poster, I would have given this to us later in the promotional campaign.”
Wow the teaser trailer was not what I was expecting, it surprised me but in a good way! I didn’t think they would promote it like an actual promo I think the way they did that was really clever. Rather than aiming it at Hunger Games fans it was like it was aimed at the districts of Panem and I really liked that. The best part for me, like many fans , was the way that Peeta turned his head at the end ! It makes me really excited for the movie and future trailers. Also, I thought having only Snow and Peeta in the trailer was both good and bad. I would have liked to see a bit of the other characters but at the same time it added to the suspense, made me more intrigued and excited for future trailers.
I wasn’t expecting this kind of teaser and I admit I was initially disappointed. But looking back, I think it was the right decision. Even though we don’t see any action scenes from the actual film, it builds the anticipation and stays in line with how The Capitol has been portrayed.It’s a nice gift to the fans of the book. Just look at that glance Peeta gives to the camera at the end
We totally understand the significance but it also intrigues casual moviegoers with Snow’s warning to Panem. Most importantly, it presents the usage of propaganda, which we all know is a huge part of Mockingjay and really sets the tone. There are no more games and Snow is ready to battle.I think this was very effective as a teaser. It was chilling! I can’t wait to see what they do with the official trailer.
I’ve been counting down the days to see anything Mockingjay related since the ending credits of Catching Fire.
Finally, it happened!
All white. Peeta. President Snow. I can’t even process it all and it wasn’t long enough! Okay that’s just me being greedy!
The one other thing I’m dying for … Haymitch. What? Are you shocked I said that? You don’t know me well enough then! This is where he shines!
Nonetheless, I loved every second and can’t wait for more!
First off, I LOVE the style of this teaser. It’s just that– a tease of what the Mockingjay gang had been up to, but they’re not giving it away yet. I hope the next we get is a similar District 13 propo, and if it is, the darkness and fire will contrast the stark white of President Snow’s video /beautifully/. (My twisted head canon has Katniss as the focus with Gale or Prim by her side, but hey, I’m a masochist.) I feel like this was the perfect first tease of where we’re about to go. And I am completely and utterly not prepared for the end to come!
I have to admit by the time the teaser was released at 3 am ET on Wednesday, I was almost too tired to care. Then I hit play on the video and woke quickly up. This teaser was exactly what I had been hoping for ever since the “hero” posters arrived last week. This was a continuation of the Capitol Propaganda line, and an immersive marketing campaign by Lionsgate. What I love so much about this is they aren’t just showing clips of the film, like most standard teasers would, they are instead bringing us into the world of Panem, and in a much more intense way then they have during the previous two films. It really makes me excited for what they have planned next, perhaps a rebel propo?!
Now the teaser itself is powerful, yet very subtle. It begins as a simple, you help us, we help you message. Then turns very sinister, but in a very calm and calculated way, ending with a very real threat. You attack us, and you will be the ones that are hurt. And the use of Peeta…(sniffle), and Josh’s performance — sheer brilliance. To the people of Panem, Peeta was as much a symbol as Katniss was, but in a different way. To have him, someone they’ve grown to trust, standing at the right hand of Snow gives off a strong meaning, and in a very real way condones what he is saying. Then Snow adds, “I know you’ll stand with me, with us”…indicating himself and Peeta, seeming to say that they are a team in this. This too gives real power to the force of Snow’s message.
Now let’s discuss those camera angles. While President Snow is delivering the first part of his address, Peeta is not revealed, it is only when the message turns sinister that the camera pans back and we get our first glimpse of him gazing off into the distance. It’s at this point, I’m sure this portion of the message is directly for Katniss, an open threat to her and all those she loves, including Peeta. Then there’s that final look, where he turns his head and we (the reader) can see he is not himself anymore. That cold yet faraway look, that gives the impression that he is facing an internal struggle with his hijacked self.
My husband asked me a question about the timing of the teaser, and when I think it falls within the timeline for the movie. And really that’s a good question, my gut tells me it’s not quite the beginning of the story, as we know he was first used in the interviews with Caesar and of course he wouldn’t have been in any shape at that point to stand with Snow. So, it has to be somewhere after the hijacking began but before he warns District 13. My best guess is it’s not in the film at all, but a bonus scene for us all, but that it falls near the same time frame as his beating on TV.
This teaser really has me excited for the rest of the marketing for this film. I just hope it’s up to the same caliber as this! (And bring on Katniss and the rebel propo!)
I really enjoyed the new teaser! I thought it was perfectly creepy! I am really hoping we’ll get more of these short Capitol propaganda teasers and that they’ll start to be interrupted by the rebels! I love how even though this most likely isn’t real footage from the film, the acting by both Donald Sutherland and Josh Hutcherson is still so in character! Like everyone else has been pointing out, Peeta’s head turn there at the end is heartbreaking and just shows how perfect a Peeta he really is. I can’t wait to see actual film footage, but I thought this was an excellent way to get the promotion ball rolling!