“If this is to end in fire, then we shall all burn together.”
Sound familiar? The above quotation comes from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which came out last year. Now, appearing in the latest and final trailer for Mockingjay, Part 1, we have Katniss saying this:
I have a message for President Snow: if we burn, you burn with us.
Similar? Sure. Exactly the same? No. Copycatting? Certainly not. I’m sure that the script for Mockingjay, Part 1 was written well before The Desolation of Smaug was released in theaters. And besides, with The Hobbit, fire is a given because there’s a dragon in the movie. With Mockingjay, fire is a given because Mockingjay is the sequel to Catching Fire.
Actually, there seems to be even more fire in this movie than the previous one, because in this book (and in these upcoming last two movies), we see a Panem at civil war. We see exploding bombs, exploding arrows, exploding gunfire… dams exploding and releasing their waters? Wait, that does that seem familiar… Perhaps I’m thinking about the second Lord of the Rings movie where Treebeard releases the river upon Isengard. I guess the similarities between The Hunger Games movies and the Middle-Earth movies do continue.
Watch the final Mockingjay, Part 1 trailer for yourself below:
While this is the final official trailer for the movie, there have been several short TV spots and official clips advertising the movie. All of those TV spots and short clips can also be viewed on The Hunger Games YouTube channel. Let’s also not forget to mention that, while Mockingjay is the last book in the series, it has been split into two movies. No word on where in the book the split will happen. Part 1 is due to be released in theaters on November 21st, 2014, and the second part is scheduled to be released on November 20th, 2015.
Do you wonder how they can possibly fill two films with one 390-page book? Are you worried that the filmmakers are going to fill time by fabricating events that didn’t happen in the book? (That’s what I’m worried will happen.) Share your thoughts below!