There are few movies that I get so excited about that I count down to the release of the trailers. In fact, I can't think of a single one outside of the Harry Potter movies (particularly the last ones). I love movies, as a whole, and I always have a few each year that I feel like I have to go see before they leave the theatres, but it's a rather rare occasion when I actively anticipate a movie's release. I've only been to the midnight premieres of the last couple Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and the last several Harry Potters(and Batman Begins, but that wasn't entirely voluntary).
In other words, I love movies, but not nearly as much as some other people.
Next spring, a movie is coming out that I am so excited about I was DEEPLY upset that the trailer was released while I was at work. Deeply. To the point that I went and found high-resolution screencaps from the trailer, just so I could get SOME kind of glimpse as to what everyone was talking about on Twitter.
The Hunger Games.
Here's how excited I am for this movie. I have followed casting announcements and other movie news surrounding it since production was announced last year. I have fangirled each poster that has gotten released (and one time, when I went to see Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for the...third time...I actually got a Hunger Games poster at the movie theatre. That poster now hangs on my bedroom wall). I have freaked out about every movie still that has been revealed. When we found out the teaser trailer was going to premiere during the VMAs, I made a point to record the show, just so I could fastforward to where the thirty second teaser trailer was. I have speculated with everyone else, guessing when the first full-length trailer would be released...which movie it would be in front of.
And then, when we found out last week that the trailer would be premiering on Good Morning America this past Monday, I nearly had a heart attack. It was a bundle of mixed feelings--excitement, because of finally getting a full trailer...nervousness, for finally seeing what this movie will be like...and pure bitterness that it would be premiering only half an hour or so after I would get to the office and that I would be unable to see it until after I got home.
And yes...when I finally got to watch it...I watched it several times in a row.
My opinion? I think this looks phenomenal. I know some people are having issues with the fact that the stars are in their twenties, while the characters are in their teens, but I don't think it looks like an issue at all. I totally see Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. I LOVE how epically creepy Effie Trinket looks. Peeta...could probably be blonder for my taste, but I'm not going to pass judgment until I see more of his acting. I love how the Capitol looks, especially in comparison to District 12. I CANNOT wait until the Reaping scene in the movie, because just this small taste of it at the beginning of this trailer gave me absolute chills.
And I absolutely, positively cannot wait until March 23 and the midnight premiere of this movie. I can guarantee that I will be there.