The heroes over at Screen Junkies have spoofed another film for their Honest Trailers series. This time, it’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the “only film about starving children with its own delicious sandwich tie-in.” (Cue Subway advertisement.)
The spoof trailer for the Hunger Games sequel takes us back to the fictional nation of Panem, “where it’s taken 75 years for people to get a little bit upset about the annual child murdering competition.”
Really, nothing is immune to snark here: the fact that Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss, has to choose between the totally hunky Gale and the totally incompetent Peeta, the fact that there are always a handle of tributes killed off before you even learn their names, the fact that the main characters ride around in a train the whole time even though flying hovercrafts exist, or America’s continued insistence that Jennifer Lawrence is just a totally down-to-Earth normal girl like the rest of us.
Of course, the trailer also riffs on the fact that the Hunger Games franchise is determined to drag itself out as long as possible. The good news about that, though, is we’ll get to see more honest Hunger Games trailers later on.