Get pumped Panem fans! In a just-released trailer we get a sneak peek at President Snow giving a one-minute propaganda speech as Peeta Mellark stands silently by his side.
The President has spoken! Cruel and cold President Snow (played by Donald Sutherland) delivers his address with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) by his side. The speech is part of a marketing campaign put out in advance of the November 21 release date of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (which also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore and the late Philip Seymour-Hoffman).
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Snow is seated in an all-white set and matching costumes to relay his message to the masses. Being his creepy self he begins by saying, “Since the dark days our great nation has known only peace. Ours is an elegant system, conceived to nourish and protect. Your districts are the body, the Capitol is the beating heart. Your hard work feeds us, and in return we feed and protect you.” Well, isn’t that comforting!
But the propaganda speech also contains a scary and direct warning for the 12 districts to behave themselves – to obey and not rebel or there will be horrible consequences. The autocrat drones on, “If you resist the system you starve yourself. If you fight against it, it is you who will bleed.”
Not that they all have much of a choice! To conclude his speech Snow continues, “I know you will stand with me, with us, with all of us. Together as one. Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever.”
HollywoodLifers, how excited are you for the next installment of The Hunger Games? What do you think this message means for the future? Let us know!
— Carolyn E. Davis