Revolution begins in 1st trailer for Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Apr 15, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT (Updated)

If you’ve been waiting for a revolution in the districts, it’s here. The stakes get a lot higher—a lot faster—in the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The first Hunger Games was a great bit of world-building, wrapped up in a neat package and framed around Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson) battle for survival. Now that the board has been set, Catching Fire ups the ante quite a bit and establishes the seeds of rebellion brewing across the nation.

Don’t think that means the series will get too far away from the bread and butter, because Katniss and Peeta will get drawn back into the Hunger Games drama once the chaos begins.

It’ll be interesting to see if new director Frances Lawrence can successfully make the transition into telling a bigger story within this world, because that will ultimately determine the box-office staying power of the franchise.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens Nov. 22. Do you think it can match the simple perfection of the first film?

(Via The Huffington Post)

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