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Katniss comes home to destruction in the new ‘Mockingjay’ trailer

If this is a hint of things to come, get ready for a dark movie.


Lisa Granshaw


Posted on Oct 16, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:44 am CDT

Like the rest of The Hunger Games films, Mockingjay Part 1 is going to be far from a happy movie. The latest trailer, though, really brings home just how high the stakes are for Katniss Everdeen and the rebellion.

Here we see Jennifer Lawrence’s character return home to District 12 as President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) discuss whether she’s ready to be the face of the rebels in Panem. Heavensbee’s solution is to send Katniss to District 12, where she can view firsthand the destruction that the Capitol has rained down on her home.

It’s heartbreaking to watch Katniss discover her destroyed home, and it’s hard to ignore the chill you get from watching her find President Snow’s little gift—his trademark white rose—in the ruined building. Lorde’s song “Yellow Flickered Beat” playing in the background completes the atmosphere of the trailer and foreshadows the darkness that we can expect from Mockingjay. Given the potent combination of Lorde’s soundtrack and the footage from the film, fans had better get ready for an emotional ride.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will arrive in theaters Friday, Nov. 21.

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*First Published: Oct 16, 2014, 11:23 am CDT