After appearing at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend—and on select Samsung devices—your first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part1, which is a mouthful to both say and type, has finally found its way online, and if we’re talking teasers, this is a solid offering. This may not be the most perfect look, but it does what it is supposed to do, give you a taste of what’s going on and get you ready to see even more. And more importantly, it makes you wonder about the mental and physical state of heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).
Though this video is barely a minute long—less if you take the Lionsgate logo into account—there is a good deal going on here. Starting off, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Plutarch Heavensbee and District 13’s President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) discuss Katniss’ fragile condition. Those of you who saw Catching Fire or read the books know that she was going through something very similar to PTSD after the first Hunger Games, a situation that was only exasperated by another turn in the arena. This isn’t a concern because they have any actual interest in her wellbeing, but because they intend to use her as a symbol of the burgeoning rebellion, and if she breaks down in public, that’s bad for their brand. They don’t give a shit about her.