Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is coming to theaters this November, and the
propaganda public relations machinery is getting in its first swing.
In a new trailer posted on YouTube Wednesday and embedded below, you’ll get to see Donald Sutherland as President Snow, the creepy dictator-like leader of Panem, the totalitarian state that runs the teens-killing-teens Hunger Games as a way to control the means of production via fear and sweeping promises of security.
It’s a creepy trailer that looks like a propaganda film, with President Snow mouthing platitudes and a brainwashed Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson, standing at Snow’s right hand, staring up into the sky (or ceiling).
Titled, “President Snow’s Panem Address – ‘Together as One,’” the YouTube trailer reinforces the idea behind the movies — a sort of bread and circuses approach to control and dominate the majority of the have-not population who produce the food and energy for a degenerate, smaller group of rich socialites who dress up and attend parties and have feasts and such.
The Mockingjay in the title is Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), who’s made it through two Hunger Games already in the movie timeline, and is quickly becoming the face of a brewing revolution.
The trailer is pitch-perfect, thematically, and has fans of the movies (and the books they’re based on) excited for the upcoming release.
- Via Bleeding Cool