The final 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' trailer is here and it's strictly business. At just over a minute long, it's packed full of big emotions and even bigger explosions, never even bothering to pause and fill you in on the plot because it already assumes that you saw the first two movies. Yeah, this movie is going to be huge.
The film, which adapts the first half of author Suzanne Collins' final novel in the 'Hunger Games' trilogy, picks up where 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' ended. The Districts are now in open rebellion against the Capitol and the malicious President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is holding Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) captive. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself being forced into being the figurehead for the war, a role that she faces with great reluctance. A bunch of familiar faces return, including Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright and Elizabeth Banks. A bunch of new faces show up, including Julianne Moore and Natalie Dormer.
In the same way that 'Catching Fire' was a massive step up from the first film in terms of scope, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' looks like an undeniably massive movie. Director Francis Lawrence, despite grumblings from fans when he first signed on to the series, now seems like the ideal choice for this kind of tough, weird science fiction. The only downside to all of this is that we'll have to wait until 2015 for the final chapter.
'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' opens on November 21.