If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Lionsgate, it’s this: They really enjoy suspense.
We may have lost of the suspense of not knowing WHEN the trailer would be released, but they were quick to replace that with something else: THE HUNGER GAMES EXPLORER.
Before we get into it– We gotta give love to Mia on Twitter, who let us know we weren’t the only ones to see the URL http://www.hungergamesexplorer.com and have our trash-filled gutter of a mind see Sexplorer… as if that were an actual word (though it sounds like it would be a fun word, if it were one!)
So far, all we’ve got is a countdown noting that the site will open after the trailer release. We know the trailer will be featured there… all glorious two and a half minutes of it. And then what? Well, we don’t know! SOME OTHER STUFF!
Remember the huge build-up for TheCapitol.PN? Remember watching and waiting? Then remember finally getting on and signing up? Remember plastering your Panem I.D. Card all over the Internet? …Then remember pretty much nothing else ever happening on the site? In all fairness, it’s still open and will probably be used in some capacity for advertising the next three movies, but last we saw, it was pretty static.
Given that, we see Hunger Games Explorer and the old fears creep back in. It’s like that time you start dating again after a lousy breakup. This website is going to make us love it, then leave us high and dry, isn’t it? ISN’T IT?! And then the website doesn’t want to see us anymore because it thinks we’re made of crazy. Anyway…
We’ll explore the districts of Panem just like Katniss and Peeta on the Victory Tour, perhaps one by one! But will there be movie stills? Will there be new information? Will there be interactive awesomeness? We’ve seen the locations and material goods provided by each district before, so we’ll skip any more of that filler, PLZKTHX. Most Hunger Games fans could write a graduate thesis on these books (some have!) and marketing campaigns should be geared to meet the expectations of those people rather than your average 8th grade student.
And what if we’re totally off base, and this doesn’t even have anything to do with exploring the districts? Where do we go from there? We just can’t handle it!
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