Last weeks MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) were a pretty big deal, especially if you're a Beyonce fan. But, here at Entertained HQ, there was something else that was getting us a wee bit excited.
Yup, you guessed it, we were itching to see the first official footage from the upcoming Hunger Games film. If you haven't had the chance to catch it yet, here it is:
Now, I know that this was a really short clip, and it's really difficult to draw any solid conclusions as to what to expect from the film, but sometimes a sneak peak is just enough to whet your appetite to want more. Nevertheless, my only real issue with the clip was the overall "rawness" of it which left the camera angles and various shots looking a little bit amateurish, whilst the tiny bit of acting led it even further down the path of risking looking like a student film.
But, that's the problem with releasing clips so early into the filming process: it's basically going to be generally unedited or very little editing at least.
On a few opinion websites, I've spotted fans saying that Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) looks "ugly" or "rough", but c'mon now people, of course Katniss is going to look rough. Anyone who has read the books should appreciate why she looks so rough. Heck, in those circumstances, I think most people would!
Overall, no the clip didn't give me goose bumps, and the music wasn't particularly inspiring either, but the film is still "in progress", and we know that there are a fine bunch of actors, supported by a strong crew and of course an excellent story to work off. So, there's still hope that The Hunger Games will blow us away when a fuller trailer appears.