You’d think that, after rocking the 74th Annual Hunger Games like a boss, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) could just chill for a bit. Kick back, chug a couple of District 12’s Beast Ice, maybe take Prim (Willow Shields) to get her hair did, seeing as how the whole point of volunteering for this crapshoot was to save her ass from certain death.
But there’s no rest for the heroic in The Hunger Games: Catching FireMad MenDonald Sutherland) is all up on Katniss’s bff Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), and shit is going wild everywhere, we’re talking Chicago in the 1960s.
The shiny awesome new trailer - which you can watch below, no problem at all - promises all kinds of chaos, fights, drama, corrupt politics and…hope. While the effluent has well and truly hit the fan at this juncture, Katniss has instilled a sense of loyalty and camaraderie in her public that the maleficient Capitol just cannot crush.
Jennifer Lawrence looks like the stunning, noble, modern-day embodiment of Artemis that she is - that’s the ancient Greek goddess of the HUNT, history fans - shooting arrows into enemies (and a few hearts) without even breaking a sweat. She’s like…Xena! God, even Buffy. This woman is so, SO cool. This trailer is really badass, but I would watch this lady open an envelope and ask for seconds.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer offers a tasty glimpes of the mayhem to come, as Katniss and Peeta (Peetniss? Katna?) must embark upon Hunger Games LXXV, which is special because it’s a ‘Quarter Quell’; basically the regular horrific slaughter of minors, but with previous years’ victors coming back to compete again. Remember America’s Next Top Model Cycle 17: All Stars? Well, it’s like that, only with less handbags and more archery.
Wanna see more Catching Fire trailer action? See here for more clips. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is out, for real, November 22, 2013. Until then, I count the days…