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Dissecting the Hunger Games Trailer

Is it March 23rd yet? No? Dang it. I cannot WAIT for this movie to come out…I’ve read the trilogy and am OBSESSED with the first book. It’s so well-written, such a great story and is one of those books you just can’t put down.

Now, I realize that not everyone out there has my same obsession. Many people are probably wondering what all the hype is about. Allow me to help. Watch the preview below. At different parts of the preview, I’ll give you some insight on what is going on…maybe this will help everyone to get excited!

:13 – Meet Katniss Everdeen. She lives in District 12, which is a part of Panem…a country that sprung up in a land formerly known as North America. The hottie she’s with is Gale…her friend…and maybe something more? They hunt illegally together in order to feed their families

:24 – The scary aircraft you see? That’s the police, essentially. They’re trying to catch people who are outside of the fences, trying to escape.

:33 – In Panem, every year there is a lottery of sorts…each district has to send one girl and one boy to The Hunger Games…these children will literally fight to the death until there is one left. The children competing are called Tributes. Whichever district the winning tribute comes from will receive food, money and other luxuries for a year. The woman calling the names is Effie Trinket.

:46 – Meet Primrose, Katniss’ sister. Prim is scared (naturally) but since she is young, she only has her name in the drawing once. Of course, Prim’s name is called…and Katniss volunteers to take her place. I’m not gonna lie, this scene gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME I watch it.

1:10 – Meet Peeta Mellark, chosen as the male tribute. Katniss is not thrilled with this since she kinda owes Peeta her life.

1:23 – The Capitol. This is where the rich people live. These people do not have to send their children to The Hunger Games.

1:26 – Each tribute has to be made beautiful…they have to try and make an impression on people because they can be sent helpful gifts while in The Hunger Games that can help them win. The more people like you, the more help you’ll get.

1:28 – Meet Cinna. He’s assigned to help Katniss with her look and her presentation to the audience. He comes up with concept of making her “The Girl on Fire”.

1:33 – Meet President Snow. He’s the bad guy. You won’t see a ton of him in this movie…but remember him for later.

1:40 – Meet Rue. You’ll fall in love with her. Sorry.

1:41 – Meet Cato. Big tribute. Katniss’ main competition.

1:42 –  The tributes get to train how to use various weapons and survival techniques before they actually enter The Hunger Games. At about 1:55 you can see that Katniss is awesome at archery…which is super important!

1:50 – Meet Haymitch…District 12’s only Hunger Games winner. He acts as a mentor to Katniss and Peeta. He’s also a drunk. So naturally, he’s played by Woody Harrelson.

2:09 – The Mockingjay Pin. The Mockingjay is a sign of rebellion to The Capitol. This pin that Katniss has will become SUPER important later on in the series…so keep an eye on it!

2:12 – Not gonna tell you EXACTLY what’s going on here, because I don’t want to give a major scene away, but this is a symbol of respect and is ALSO a very important part of the story and Katniss’ character.

2:17 – Awesome. The tributes each start out in a tube and have to stand on the platform until time is out. They don’t really show this, but the platforms are surrounding a pile of weapons, tools and other goods that can be beneficial to the tributes. The tributes have to decide if they want to risk going for something in the pile, or if they want to take off for safety. Can’t wait for this scene!

Can’t wait for this movie! Got questions about The Hunger Games? Ask me in the comments!

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Paranormal Activity 3 Trailer Rant

Now that most people have seen Paranormal Activity 3, I have gotten a lot of complaints questions about the differences between the trailer and the actual movie. The trailer depicts a very different movie than the one shown in the theaters, and I personally was very frustrated by this. If you haven’t yet seen the movie, or if you HAVE seen the movie and want to be reminded just how much we were tricked by the trailer, I did a review of the trailer versus the movie. Here ya go.

Watch the trailer…

:11 – “The Knocking Game” – Not in the movie at all. Not one mention of this at all.

:46 – Kristi jumping from the top floor to the bottom, climbing the stairs later without an injury. Many people, while waiting in line to see “see it first”, commented that this part was one of the freakier parts of the preview. Not in the movie. Not at all.

:59 – “He’s standing right next to you” Kristi throws her water on her  “friend” and the water briefly takes the form of SOMETHING standing there…chaos follows as the angry (wet?) demon throws stuff around. The conversation is in the movie. The water and following chaos…nope. Not at all.

1:09 – This poor man…I guess he’s a medium? A psychic? We’ll never know because this man is not in the movie at all. Not for one second. There is no scene of them sitting around a table discussing the phenomenon. This man who is featured so prominently in the preview? Absent.

1:12 – (speaking to the mom) “This is connected to your side of the family…it definitely knows about…” followed by violence from demon as his head gets slammed in to the table. I was very interested in this. Why was this happening? What has been going on in the family? We kinda find out (I guess) why its been going on…but (in my opinion) not in a satisfactory way. I’ll discuss it more once people have the opportunity to see the movie.

1:29 – The fire. This fire has been discussed in each movie. I have always assumed that the demon had something to do with the fire. I was excited to finally get some questions answered. There is no fire. THERE IS NO FIRE!!

1:33 – Mom gets yanked backwards when she says she wants to leave. As I’m sure you can probably guess, this is totally not in the movie. Not one bit.

So, like I said, I’m a little annoyed with this movie. I was expecting a completely different movie than the one I saw. There were some awesome scares and you will HATE the fan camera…its super stressful. However, I really feel like they took this movie in a direction that I think ruins the amazing continuity that the first one and second one had…which is why I liked them so much. The ending of this movie feels very Hollywood, and doesn’t ring true with everything we learned in the first two movies. This aggravates me. I feel like I was gypped from seeing the movie I wanted to see…I really feel like there are two movies out there and I saw the wrong one…

If you see the movie, please comment and let me know what you think!