I'm sure I don't have to tell you that the final film in The Hunger Games trilogy (well, quadrilogy, since the third book was split into two movies) is coming out soon, so I hope I also don't have to tell you to watch the Mockingjay — Part 2 promo video that we just got our hands on. It aired for the first time on Oct. 27, during the first game of the World Series, and man oh man is it good. I'm not ashamed to say that the moment I first glimpsed it, it made me lose all interest in the Mets and the Royals. We all know where our true priorities lie, and it's with Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, and all the other Panem residents locked in battle with the Capitol.
And how can you blame us? We've been waiting for this moment for almost a full year, ever since Mockingjay — Part 1 came out on Nov. 21, 2014. I'm sure there was a purpose behind that film that will be evident in hindsight, but, at this exact moment, I'm pretty sure it was put on this earth to tease us for the 12 months leading up to the final film in the franchise. And that moment is finally here! The newest trailer is only a minute long, but they pack in so much action, soaring music, and heart-wrenching scenes from the three previous movies that they had me in sustained goosebumps the entire time. So. Excited. Take a look for yourself.
See what I mean? How are they doing that to us? Very few of those shots were even new — presumably to avoid spoilers — but I'm still all but out of my seat in anticipation for this masterpiece to hit theaters on Nov. 20. Maybe it's because we've been waiting forever, or maybe this is just a really effing solid trailer, but now I'm more pumped than ever. In the words of Haymitch Abernathy himself, "This is the end." So we all better buckle up!