Based upon the young-adult sci-fi novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games appears to be the latest in the recent glut of teen-friendly fare.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games details a post-apocalyptic world in which youths are forced to participate in a televised fight to the death, the so-called ‘Hunger Games’.
The trailer itself has a rather definite Twilight style, largely denoted through the application of a male voiceover.
Lawrence, so wonderful in Winter’s Bone, is undoubtedly a fine actress and perhaps her performance and skill will in turn buoy the film. The trailer, although only a brief teaser, stills fails to make much of an impression, failing to create a tangible sense of what we can expect to see. At the moment, The Hunger Games leaves me feeling decidedly underwhelmed.