Video from 'The Hunger Games' will debut at MTV's Video Music Awards this weekend


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This Sunday, Jennifer Lawrence will swing by MTV’s Video Music Awards to introduce an exclusive first look at The Hunger Games, the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian deathmatch novel. MTV announced that Lawrence will present footage from Games; no word on what to expect yet, but given that this is the film’s best chance to pitch itself directly to the teens in the MTV demographic, expect at least one shot of shirtless Gale, one shot of Peeta looking nobly tortured, and some exciting just-completed digital effects shots of the Capitol, and Katniss Everdeen shooting an arrow awesomely. Because it pays to be thorough, check out MTV’s teaser for the preview:

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  • jets

    welp, now I have a reason to watch. I’ll just have to press mute and close my eyes whenever beiber is on, and hope they doen’t do a split screen with bibers reaction to the Hunger Games footage while it plays.

    • t.t

      exactly what I was thinking

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    • Aiden

      Same here. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the kids’ love over Bieber or the Twilight mania, but my ears just can’t take it. I sincerely hope MTV doesn’t turn The Hunger Games into just another shallow trend with the promotion they’re doing with the it. Though a YA series, the books touch on something much deeper than love triangles and action scenes. This book series and its message against war need to be taken seriously because it’s currently quite relevant in our world.

    • jodipo

      or you could just go to or as i am positive they will both have it as soon as it debuts.

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      • RK

        It will a while to post it, since all of their employees will be shouting OMG! PLAY IT AGAIN!!! for the first hour.

    • Cari

      They said it’ll be on right after it screens at the VMAs. That’s where I’ll be watching it.

    • Cygnus

      DVR, fast forward fast forward fast forward

    • steph

      OR just wait 5 minutes after it airs and it’ll be on YouTube. Save yourself the torture

    • AT

      Might be worth your time to actually watch the video in the article. Reporter said that the clip will be up on immediately after it airs during the VMAs. No need to watch the show.

  • alex

    touche MTV…touche

  • Viv

    I just read Hunger Games for the first time. It was both wonderful yet horrifying if you thought about it too long. I hope they don’t make it all about the romance because there is so much more to this series than shirtless man-boys

  • fbdbpw

    Didnt think id enjoy this series when it was 1st announced. Now that ive read the series i can say im actually really looking fwd to this. Maybe the award show wont be 2 excruciating after all…

  • Day Man

    Crap! First Adele now this! It’s like they’re trying to get me personally to watch! Annnd it worked!

  • Miranda

    I CAN’T BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!! SREYJHFDTESFXWFAehxhzgreyjtc I am soooooooooo EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Melissa

    Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liz Lemon

    Cool. It better not suck.

  • dizzy

    I’ll skip the show and go straight to Can’t wait!

  • Kahta

    There better not be shots in this movie of Gale shirtless. Why would he be? If there is, it’d be solely to attract teen girls.

    • Asha

      This is what I’m afraid of as well. I read the Hunger Games at the urging of my boss. I was kind of surprised at how much it didn’t lean toward playing to the teen girl Twilight dream. I thought the message was pretty relevant considering the current state of the world. I hope they do a good job but I’m not encouraged as book to movie never really is a good transition.

  • zozo

    Squee!!….CAN’T WAIT!!. Good Lord, this means I will have to (shudder) watch the MTV VMA’S(which I haven’t watched in many, many, moons) because I really want to see it live when it airs for the first time My Hunger Games love is boundless.

  • Suua P.

    YES! YES! YES! I’m just way tooo anxious, I can wait no longer! SOMEBODY STOP ME!

  • Miranda

    I hope they don’t give away too much.. i’m sure they won’t seeing It’s just a teaser, it’ll probably just be a lot of intense phrases running across the screen, Katniss running through the woods, a shot of Peeta and Gale, maybe Haymitch saying “stay alive”, second long flashes of the arena. We’d be lucky if we even get dialogue. The purpose of the teaser is to just get us excited. So i’m not expecting a lot. BUT I AM FREAKING PUMPED to see some footage.

  • Dani

    It’s said that this is just gonna be a clip, so I don’t expect to see too much of a teaser. Probably a 30 second along the lines of the Harry Potter clip Emma Watson debuted at the MTV Movie Awards.

  • tresorparis

    Thanks for interesting blog post. You guys are always provide information that it makes it impossible not to want to buy your next product ;I caní»t wait to see what you guys come up with based on all your research and data that you gather.

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