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‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’: Breaking down the trailer

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes which is supposed to be released on November 17, 2023 is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Here we break down the trailer into bits

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes trailer
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The Hunger Games’ prequel's setting was superbly introduced in the trailer for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes which will hit the theaters  on November 17, 2023. The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, which is the third installment of The Hunger Games, takes on an unparalleled trip into the mysterious past of Panem. It reveals a story that is unique from the other parts. In this prequel, Tom Blyth portrays a young Coriolanus Snow, before he rose to the dictatorial presidency. 
We enter this year's Games, which have undergone fascinating changes, with the enigmatic Dr. Volumnia Gaul, played by Viola Davis. The eccentric yet disturbing Gaul is beautifully brought to life by Davis.
While brief glimpses of other tributes are shown in the trailer, the focus quickly turns to Coriolanus and Lucy Grey's first meeting. The trailer follows them from the train to their accommodations inside the Capitol Zoo as their relationship develops.
Lucky Flickerman, who is related to Caesar Flickerman from the first two Hunger Games films, is  played by Stanley Tucci. There is a brief appearance by Hunter Schafer as Tigris, Snow's adored cousin and a key player in his eventual downfall. The primitive character of the first Hunger Games is then shown by the trailer. There is no complex arena or sneaky traps, just tributes tossed into a deserted stadium devoid of natural supplies. 
Dr. Gaul's ominous speech during this performance supports the idea that the environment of the arena causes humans to descend into a more animalistic, primitive state.
The trailer  immediately takes back to District 12 where Coriolanus finds himself with Lucy Grey in a startling change. Snow is seen entering the arena while being accompanied by Peacekeepers. As Snow furiously discharges a gun through the forest, an important scene develops raising  the possibility of a dramatic conclusion. 
The trailer shows snippets of Lucy Grey performing her self-titled ballads while Snow is in the crowd. Sejanus Plinth, a crucial figure in this story, is first introduced more than two minutes into the trailer. 
Snow's Peacekeeper training is shown before being treated to an intriguing scenario with creatures kept in glass cases that might be related to Dr. Gaul.
The trailer ends with one of President Snow's most famous lines, which Donald Sutherland said in Mockingjay Part 2. It serves as a subtle allusion to the distorting effects of love as well as a reminder of his fondness for Lucy Grey: “It’s the things we love most that destroy us”.

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