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The new ‘Hunger Games’ trailer: Another Katniss tease

Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games." (AP)

Remember how the new “Hunger Games” trailer/Super Bowl commercial was being yanked off the Internet earlier today? Well, now it’s officially online.

And what does this latest teaser for the arrow-shooting adventures of Katniss Everdeen show us?

Well, during its robust one-minute-and-nine-second run time, we see an emotional Mockingjay-pin-sharing moment between Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and younger sister Primrose, which is already sparking irritation among readers of the book who realize that moment didn’t happen in the original text; an emotional exchange between our heroine and her beloved Gale (Liam Hemsworth); Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Katniss’s other kinda-boyfriend, being feisty; Katniss in her prommy fire dress (which we’ve previously seen) as well as her ultra-feminine yellow ensemble; and Stanley Tucci sporting Oompa-Loompa hair as Caesar Flickman. Oh yeah, and Lenny Kravitz is in it, too.

Is it a good trailer? Sure, as long as you’re not a purist about how Sunzanne Collins’s novel is being translated to the screen. Will it be a good movie? Unfortunately, despite all these teasers and trailers and teasers for trailers, we really won’t know until it comes out on March 23.

Watch the latest clip below.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.
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