August 29th, 2011
12:22 PM ET
Fans of “The Hunger Games” got a sneak peek at the upcoming film, set to hit theaters in March 2012, during the MTV Video Music Awards last night.
The clip - presented via satellite by Oscar-nominated Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen in the flick - clearly left some folks wanting more.
At about 45 seconds long, the footage features Lawrence’s character running through the forest, dodging fires and shooting her bow and arrow.
@jfwong tweeted: “The 'Hunger Games' teaser trailer is enough to satisfy fans who know what the scene is about, and confuse the heck out of everyone else.”
Another user, @danidraws, tweeted: “Ahhh! Why must you be so short and unrevealing, you blasted 'Hunger Games teaser!' ”
But the brief sneak peek didn’t disappoint everyone.
Samus Belle, of “Hunger Games” fan site Sparkswillfly.org, told MTV: “That was epic. I'm so excited. Especially seeing Jennifer Lawrence running through the whole arena, she looked like a hunter. She just captured Katniss onscreen.”
What did you think of the footage?
Were you pleased to see Lawrence as Everdeen? Do you wish Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) had made an appearance in the teaser? Let us know in the comments below.
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