The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Unveils A Very Familiar Flaming Motion Poster
Everybody is obviously excited for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and with good reason-- the first movie was a faithful and really great adaptation of the book, they cast all the major characters really well, and the success of the first movie indicated a much bigger budget to capture all the craziness that comes into the second book. But just because Lionsgate has built-in audience anticipation for the new movie doesn't mean they don't have to try to pump us up-- and yet, they're blatantly recycling their old material in the first big promo for Catching Fire.
You can take a look at the brand-new motion poster, which debuted at the film's Facebook page, embedded below:
Looks pretty glamorous and appropriate, right? That's Katniss's Mockingjay pin, which becomes a symbol of the growing rebellion in Panem, catching fire--hey, that's the title of the book! But compare it to the motion poster Lionsgate released for The Hunger Games, way back in July of 2011:
See what I mean? It's almost exactly the same thing, with a slight twist at the end with the Mockingjay dropping its arrow and-- taking flight? It's kind of unclear what's happening there. Did they really think the Hunger Games super fans would forget? I mean, it's a pretty good motion poster and everything, but the recycling is pretty striking, especially since it's paired with a contest that offers the pretty weak prize of seeing your name in the movie's credits. But hey, if you're into that, feel free to tweet #thespark and enter yourself in the competition. You might see your name in the end credits when Catching Fire opens in theaters November 22, 2013.
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