A clip of an actual scene from ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is now available to view. It features Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) training with a laser bow, while several other Tributes work with their weapons of choice, including Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) using his trident, Enobaria (Meta Golding) wielding what looks like an ax (although her real deadly weapons are her sharp teeth, which she used to rip out another Tribute’s throat in her first Hunger Games) and Gloss (Alan Ritchson) hurling his knives with deadly precision.
You can watch for yourself below:
Also just released, is the official Japanese trailer. Though it does feature the regular English dialogue as well as a few never-before seen clips, be warned the narration is in Japanese:
I’m curious how well-received these movies (and possibly the books) are in Japan, the nation that originated ‘Battle Royale’ the movie and manga that ‘The Hunger Games’ gets compared to the most. While ‘Battle Royale’ has more of a cult following in the US, it was a much bigger, mainstream hit in its native country. I wonder if fans there are accepting of ‘The Hunger Games’ in that light.
You can also check out the previously released extended trailer:
In case you aren’t familiar with the book, here is the movie’s official plot synopsis:
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.