'Catching Fire' trailer shows the new Games arena

'Catching Fire' will hit theaters Nov. 22.

Todd Williamson/Invision/AP
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' stars Liam Hemsworth (l.), Jennifer Lawrence (center), and Sam Claflin (r.).

As the release date of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Nov. 22 quickly approaches, another trailer for the film has been released.

Though comparatively shorter than the film's other previews, this new promotion for the movie showed some of the dangers heroine Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), love interest Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), and the other tributes will face during the new Hunger Games.

The beginning of the trailer shows Katniss climbing a tree and firing an arrow at the sky as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) watches.

“You fought very hard in the arena,” Snow tells Katniss in voiceover. “But they were games. Would you like to be in a real war?” 

The quick images that flash afterward show Katniss’s sister Prim (Willow Shields), Katniss and Peeta arriving for the Games in outfits that are lit with fake flames, and the tributes facing down dangers in the arena such as jabberjays, birds who torture the tributes by recreating the screams of their loved ones. 

Check out the full trailer.

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to CSMonitor.com.