The Capitol isn’t messing around.
Well. That’s effective. The not so veiled threat to the rebels, the almost loving tone that Donald Sutherland strikes as President Snow, and the slow reveal of Peeta at his side. This message is pretty clearly for Katniss and it pretty clearly says “don’t fuck with me.” How great is Donald Sutherland in this? Pretty great. I really like Peeta’s presence here too. Just to the side, not saying anything. When he turns to the camera that moment is.. effective.
There’s still 5 months before the films release on 14th November so you can be sure that this is the first nudge before what will be an escalating series of pushes, but it’s a very effective first nudge.
> The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.