OK, guys, we need to talk about the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2. Because, while everyone is starting to pre-order tickets and anticipate how many pumps of butter they’ll put on their popcorn, I’m over here stocking up on tissues and practicing my silent sob after watching that trailer. Why? Simply because the trailer just made it clear that Mockingjay, Part 2 is going to be the saddest Hunger Games movie yet. Mark my words.
How can I be so sure? Well, for one, I read the book, so I know
what’s coming. But, even if you’re blissfully unaware of what is about to go
down (bless your little heart), one look at the latest and final trailer for Mockingjay, Part 2 is enough to convince anyone
that this film is going to be a tearjerker. I mean, did you see that opening
scene? SO MUCH FORESHADOWING.
But, that’s really only the beginning of what makes this movie look like the saddest Hunger Games movie yet. Just take a look at some the very blatant clues — one glance through these and you’ll be convinced as much as I am that this movie is going to depress the hell out of all of us.
1. It Starts With A Wedding
Anything that starts with a wedding is either, one, doomed to
sadness, or two, only going to get worse. Not to mention, weddings make me cry my
eyes out. So, basically you’re telling me that even when this movie is happy, I
am going to be hysterically crying? Great. Wonderful. Can’t wait.
2. That Very Long, Very Telling Hug
I just can’t handle all the sister love and sister loss. I
just can’t. That long hug and that long “I love you” seems like some depressing
foreshadowing to me, and I don’t like it at all. Not one little bit.
3. All Of Those Explosions
Nothing happy could come from that.
4. That White Rose
That symbolizes death, I just know it. Or, like, it’s the
flower she’s going to lay on someone’s coffin.
5. The Music
Those slow piano notes and all of those violins that sound
like they are literally weeping? I may as well just attach handkerchiefs to my
chin to catch all of the tears.
6. The Sense Of Unity
Am I the only one who is a total sucker for people rising up
and coming together to fight for a common cause? It gives me chills and just about
instantly makes me burst into tears.
7. Peeta’s Face
It’s, like, the saddest face ever. You know him coming out
of his brainwashed state is going to be devastating.
8. Losing People Along The Way
One of Katniss’ tribe literally disintegrates after running
through a beam of light in one scene — if that’s any indication
of how quickly we’re going to have to process people’s deaths in this movie,
then I’m counting on this being a pretty traumatic viewing experience.
9. The Love Triangle
Only one man can win Katniss’ heart, and the fact that I am
rooting for both of them — and how unlikely that is to actually happen (maybe
they’ll become polygamists?) — means that, either way, I am going to be a mess
when one of them has their heart broken.
I think the most we can hope for after a trailer like this is a happy ending. I’m crossing my fingers for a little ray of sunshine at the end. Maybe Katniss babies?
COME ON, KATNISS BABIES.
Images: The Hunger Games/YouTube (10)