The full-length trailer for the Hunger Games movie is now available here. In a post earlier this year, I wrote about why Suzanne Collins’ popular science fiction series might well make an even better movie than book.
If the trailer is any indication (perhaps a dangerous assumption), the movie will not disappoint my expectations. The producers have done a good job of capturing the look and feel of Collins’ dystopian fictional world. And Jennifer Lawrence seems believable in the key role of the main character, Katniss Everdeen. Unfortunately, the trailer also incorporates one of the weaknesses of Collins’ world-building (which I noted as a problem in my earlier post). As in the book, the population of District 12 seems far too small to mine all the coal needed to provide energy to a society as advanced as the oppressive Capitol seems to be (note that the District 12 miners are forced to use fairly primitive mining methods, even though the book is set in the distant future). That said, it looks to be a very good movie.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST WATCH: Actually, there isn’t any conflict of interest. Sadly, the studio isn’t paying us a cent for all the valuable publicity their movie is getting on the Volokh Conspiracy. However, we would welcome any contribution they might care to make to the blogger bailout fund.
UPDATE: The original version of this post mistakenly referred to actress Jennifer Lawrence as “Amy Lawrence.” I apologize for the mistake, which has now been corrected.