First Hunger Games movie trailer

The first trailer for the Hunger Games movie was shown during the VMA awards this past Sunday:


I am sorry, did I miss the part where they indicated in any way what the movie is about? I mean, sure, Katniss looks pretty cool, in a generic, athletic sort of way, but anyone not familiar with the books could be forgiven for thinking this movie is about some kind of gymnastics or sporting demonstration, not a fight to the death to feed all of the people in the teenage competitors’ districts. “All they want is a good show”? That seems like a pretty innocuous way to describe a bloodsport to me.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this movie? If you haven’t read the books, does this trailer appeal to you at all?