What I din't like: Having described my love for the trailer so explicitly, there was virtually really anything that I didn't fancy. Not really something that I literally disliked, but I guess I could say the lack of Johanna Mason? However, since we've already seen Johanna in some of the propaganda videos and posters, I feel like my subtle fanatical rage about her not being in it was easily overshadowed by the ton of positive qualities of the trailer.
What I wished the trailer included: More Finnick screen time, Annie Cresta and wait for it…Johanna Mason. Finnick made such a grandeur entrance in the story in Catching Fire, posed as perhaps (which I think all of you would also agree) the most interesting, multi-dimensional character in The Hunger Games trilogy. His story, however, does not fully open up until Mockingjay where he plays the pivotal role of serving as the greatest literary device for portraying one of the most important themes in The Hunger Games trilogy – exploitation. Although there was a very short glimpse of him (in what I perceived to be the iconic Katniss-Finnick conversation scene the night of the District 13 bombing), I wish we could've seen more of Finnick. I was also really hoping that the trailer would finally show us our first look at Annie Cresta in Mockingjay. That cameo at the District 4 reaping in Catching Fire was just so enticing. Lastly, even though I knew all too well, from following Lionsgate’s way of promotion for this film franchise from the very start, that there’s no way a peek at Peeta and Johanna’s torture scene will be included in any promotional materials, I still had that small hope that the trailer would feature at least a short, heartbreaking implication of it (perhaps just screams of agony before the title lights up the screen and we hear Rue’s whistle, or would that be too harsh for all of us?). But nonetheless, I thought the trailer was breathtakingly phenomenal. Is it November 21 yet?
What I didn't like: Not enough Finnick Odair. In the book, Katniss and Finnick’s friendship really blossomed due to the same traumatic experiences that they shared. Finnick was able to relate to what Katniss was going through more than anyone in Thirteen, even Gale. I was really hoping for a glimpse at that development instead of the two second shot of we got of Finnick, but I’ll take that over nothing.
What I wished the trailer included: Apart from the lack of Finnick Odair in the trailer, I could've used a look at Annie and Johanna as well, but that’s just me being a greedy fan at this point. I also wanted to see certain “events” involving Peeta in the Capitol, although I understand why they didn't include that in the trailer for the sake of suspense.
Overall the trailer truly alleviated all my agitation about the lackluster marketing for Mockingjay Part 1 before this point and satisfied all of my fangirl needs for now. November 21st can’t come fast enough!
What I didn't like: Honestly, there's not a lot that I didn't like in the trailer. Based on what we have already, it seems to me that this movie will be just amazing! If there's one thing to pick at, it's the fact that I imagined D13 to be more gray and clean. Through various scenes in the trailer, you can see that it's not all super organized and bland like it was described in the book.
What I wished the trailer included: Even though we pretty much got all the characters we wanted to see in this trailer, I really wished Johanna was in it, even if it was just for a split-second. More Finnick would have also been nice too, since he does become more included in Mockingjay. Other than that, the theatrical trailer was very satisfying!
What I didn't like: I don’t think I would necessarily change anything as I really liked the vibe, the spots they highlighted and the soundtrack to go with it. If anything, I think there may have been too many glimpses of combat in this preview. Depending on where they’re cutting the final book to make the two movies, there really isn't a lot of fighting with The Capitol in the first half of Mockingjay. I’m interested to see how they've cut the two films in half and whether those combats scenes we've previewed will be the only combat scenes in the film. And if they are, I’m even more excited for the final combat showdown in Mockingjay Part 2.
What I wished the trailer included: They showed just the right amount of President Snow and his antics. I would have liked to see more of District 13 and how they were preparing for this rather than just Katniss’ view. I’m glad we saw larger glimpses of Gale and Haymitch but would have loved even more, as well as more of Effie, Plutarch, President Coin and Finnick.