Not that I’m complaining, but I’m not sure when the trend started that teaser trailers were being released and showed as much as the newest teaser for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE shows. Granted, the trailer doesn’t really “spoil” anything, but it definitely shows more than any teaser rightfully should. I never used to get excited for a teaser trailer because most of the time it would just be a little bit of voiceover with a couple of quick footage glimpses and the title card. What we have here may as well be the first theatrical trailer as its over two minutes long, features quite a bit of exposition and a couple of recognizable scenes from the second novel and a little insight as to the direction of the sequel.
I will say that the trailer looks like Francis Lawrence has expanded the universe that Katniss and the rest of the characters live in, which Gary Ross kind of skimmed over in the first film. It looks like the world of Panem will get a little more screen time and the eventual love triangle is teased a bit more as well. So while I may not agree that this is your traditional teaser trailer I still think that it is at the very least a pretty great first look at one of the most anticipated films of 2013.
What do you think of the first “teaser” trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE?