The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, this fall's quarter-quelling second quest has released a new, some would say bizarre poster on its official Instagram account featuring the lovely figure of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen standing mightily atop a cliff.
The poster seems to resemble an old-timey image of some type of iconic figure standing majestically above the wild of nature like Theodore Roosevelt. (The only example I could conjure at the moment.) Yet, it also seems to carry a kind of propagandist vibe. -- It's a theme that, coupled with the quoted line from the original Suzanne Collins novel gracing the top, fits the plot of the film. Certainly, Katniss, aka "The Girl on Fire" has become a symbol of hope and defiance against the totalitarian government of The Capital and its devious puppetmaster, President Snow (Donald Sutherland).
Indeed, the events of this film, which has Snow and his new game-making conspirator, Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) utilize a loophole in The Hunger Games tournament to bring back past winners to squelch any chance of them becoming political threats like Katniss has become. However, it's an act that will ultimately bring about a revolution which will place Katniss as a central figure, high above the proverbial mountain peaks, as the poster represents. -- Oh, and also, Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark will be there too to cover her with mud and waste more bread.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gives us a teachable moment about the potential of reality shows to bring about social upheaval when it hits theaters on November 22. Check out the full, majestically-located Katniss poster in full below!