Katniss’ Back — Literally — on ‘Mockingjay’ Poster

katnissbackThe latest promotional poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 is a (genuine) tease: It only depicts the back of franchise heroine Katniss Everdeen!

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is facing away from the camera. Her character is only identifiable by her trademark bow & arrows and braided hair (which is now pitch black, like her leather warrior ensemble).
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The Hunger Games (2012)

Katniss and Peeta

The Hunger Games is an intense, engaging action movie, but to understand anything deeper than a lot of kids running around in the woods trying to kill each other, you need to have read the book. The plot moves along at a lightning pace without pausing to explain anything we see except for the premise for the Hunger Games themselves – just don’t expect any explanation for why they’re called the “Hunger Games,” and not something more…exalted.

This is a violent – but not especially bloody – movie, in which the most shocking element is the premise of children fighting to the death. Virtually the entire movie is shot with an annoying shaky camera, and the action sequences are all quick-cutting blurs that make it difficult to keep track of what’s happening, which may mean (perhaps as a relief to some parents) younger members of the audience might not fully grasp that kids are beating kids to death onscreen.
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The Hunger Games: Was This Pic Really Necessary?

Fans are already hungering for every morsel of information they can glean about next month’s film adaptation of The Hunger Games, so there’s little need to whet audience appetites with reveal-nothing teasers like this shot of lead character Katniss Everdeen staring at… what? A wall? A door? Elevator doors? How is she reacting?

Seriously, how passive-aggressive is the publicity department at Lionsgate?
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