I am the mockingjay. The one that survived despite the Capitol’s plans. The symbol of the rebellion.
I love this clip. It’s just a split second but shows more than we think. Watch Peeta. Then watch Caesar.
There’s such posturing going on between the two of them. If this were a western, they would be facing each other with their fingers twitching over the gun in their holsters at this point.
Caesar’s actions and stance come across with an air of almost gloating. And Peeta’s actions and stance scream defiance. Even in the precarious situation he knows he’s in, he’s doing what he can to rebel.
Which means that at this point, our Peeta is still there. He hasn’t yet disappeared behind the haze of tracker jacker venom.
I *so* hope this analysis plays out in the full scene. Especially because it would, hopefully, show how good Peeta is at seizing small opportunities. This staging sets him up on perfectly equal positioning to one of the Capitol’s most visible, authoritative public figures — (and I know that’s how it is in the book, but this visual really drives it home) — to hand that kind of power to him is just so overconfident on Snow’s part.
Also, about the posturing — in persuasive matching and mirroring, you’re in the position of power if the other party is mirroring you, right? So, Caesar moving to match Peeta here? Peeta’s in control of this scene. (Even though he almost certainly doesn’t know it, and it isn’t without cost.)
Okay, gonna go watch the trailer again.
After having seen Catching Fire and now the full trailer for Mockingjay, The Hunger Games really seems out of place. Of course, I understand that the storyline builds up, so THG wouldn’t be as “epic”, but man… it really pales in comparison to its sequels. It just seems so watered down. Can we petition to have Francis Lawrence redo it? :P