With the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ coming in November of this year, Lionsgate is amping up the marketing. Through their viral website TheCapitol.pn, seven all new posters have been revealed, using the propaganda method that the actual Capitol from the books would employ.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ will follow protagonist Katniss Everdeen, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, as she finds herself in District 13, after literally shattering the Hunger Games forever, in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’. Under the guidance of the rebellion’s leader, Alma Coin, and through the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation inspired by her courage.
As the seven remaining districts revolt against the Capitol. President Snow will try to sway their allegiance through propaganda. These posters are the embodiment of that process. While the posters themselves may be beautiful, if you take a closer look, you can see the evil lurking just below the surface.
“Lily Elsington, 6, captures the spirit of the next generation of District citizens: ready, willing, and eager to fuel the Panem of tomorrow.”
While this poster may seem cute to some, if you look closely, you will see the harmful soot that is covering little Lily. After years spent in the mines of District 12 (Katniss’ own home district), will Lily’s lungs be healthy enough to live a long and fulfilled life?