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Take a look at 'The Hunger Games' trailer [Video]

November 14, 2011 |  9:58 am

The first installment of Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" trilogy is coming to screens in March 2012, but fans can get a look inside now. This new trailer, released Monday, shows the setup: Katniss volunteers to be one of the contestants to save her sister from being drafted.

It shows the game itself to have the artificial gleam of "Dancing with the Stars," the youthful competition of "American Idol," the frenetic start of "The Amazing Race" and to be as lethal as "The Running Man." It's "intense," writes New York Magazine's Culture Vulture, which has decided "this looks genuinely awesome."

Some fans of the books thought Josh Hutcherson was a bad choice for Peeta, and couldn't see Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss. Watching them now, what do you think?


"The Hunger Games" movie preview

Fans split on Josh Hutcherson as Peeta in "The Hunger Games"

"The Hunger Games" finds its Katniss in Jennifer Lawrence. Is she the right choice?

-- Carolyn Kellogg