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'Mockingjay 2' Trailer Promises 'Hunger Games' Series Will Go Out With a Bang!
Written by Katie Marzullo
 
Katniss is mad as hell and she’s not gonna take it anymore!
 
The end is nigh, Tributes, and the final chapter of the Hunger Games saga is now only a short 5 months away.  Today we get our first look of all the insanity that is going down in the climax of this 4-part film series, and it’s bound to be epic!
 
Now, I haven’t read the books, so I literally have NO idea what to expect, except a rollercoaster of awesomeness. From what I can gather from the teaser trailer, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is rallying the troops and taking her fight straight to President Snow (Donald Sutherland). But it looks like he’s more than ready for her, and will basically turn the Capitol into an unofficial Hunger Games arena.
 
Check out the trailer below:
 
 
 
Whew! Between Finnick’s wedding and Effie’s fierce fashions, we also get our first look at Gwendoline Christie as Commander Lyme and see a familiar face in the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
 
The thing I love most about these movies – and what keeps me coming back – is how magnificently nuanced Katniss is portrayed. She is by no means your typical “badass” heroine. Here is a girl who is CLEARLY conflicted about her mission. She does not like killing at all, but she hates seeing innocent people suffer even more. She does not go into being the Poster Girl for the revolution lightly. She is not ambitious, she does not crave the spotlight, and to say she is a reluctant leader is an understatement. But she is strong and resilient (and skilled as hell, of course), and it’s only because people are willing to follow her and rally to her cause that convinces her that she needs to be the one to take down the Capitol. How freaking awesome is that? Katniss is a hero because she is RELATABLE. We feel her struggle and her pain and her doubt. She is not perfect, but she is a fighter. She is what all Strong Female Characters™ should aspire to be, ya dig?
 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hits theatres on November 20. And may the odds be… oh, you know!
 
(Screenshot via YouTube)
 
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor
katie@younghollywood.com