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'The Hunger Games' Movie Trailer: Fan Reaction Shows High Interest in 2012 Film

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By Gina E. Ryder, Christian Post Contributor
November 15, 2011|1:28 pm

"The Hunger Games" movie trailer has hit the Web, making its debut on "Good Morning America" on Monday, and has been met with great enthusiasm from fans of the "Hunger Games" book trilogy.

The clip was viewed numerous of times since it debuted on the morning show. People seem most excited about the character Katness (Jennifer Lawrence) and her little sister Prim (Willow Shields).

The trailer reveals a scene where Katniss steps forward and shouts that she is volunteering herself for the Games. Trailer viewers have said this scene is an emotional one that pulled on their heartstrings.

Viewers also expressed exciting over Effie Trinkett, the strong wicked character played by the much-loved Elizabeth Banks.

One person wrote, "This screams Oscar. The difference a talented cast can make. WOW."

On an E! Online story about the trailer, one person commented, "To watch the Hunger Games trailer and keep yourself from shedding a tear because of the PHENOMENAL acting. This movie is IT! Futuristic cool effects plus emotions plus action. EPIC WIN!"

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Another comment read, "WHAT A TRAILER MAN!!! Hunger Games is going to break every record in the world. JUST WOW!"

The "Hunger Games" is a young adult science fiction novel. It is the first book of the "Hunger Games" trilogy. Scholastic originally published the title on Sept. 14, 2008.

The story introduces 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the United States once existed. In Panem, a government working in a central city called the Capitol holds power.

In the books, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of 12 districts for a massive televised battle in which only one person can survive.

Collins said the idea for the book came when flipping through TV channels. She came across a reality show competition and another show where footage of the Iraq War flashed on the screen. She blended the two scenes together along with the Greek myth of Theseus.

The film is slated to hit theaters on March 23, 2012.

 

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