As the leaves begin to change and the temperatures begin to cool, it's important to remember that autumn is good for more than just pumpkin-flavored everything. It's also the time of year to give thanks, and boy, are we thankful that the universe gifts us with a new Hunger Games film on Nov. 21.
In Mockingjay: Part 1, the third film based on Suzanne Collins' popular Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has escaped the Third Quarter Quell and become the reluctant hero of Panem.
In the new full-length trailer, she tells Donald Sutherland's evil President Snow, "I never wanted any of this. I never wanted to be in the Games. I just wanted to save my sister and keep Peeta alive."
"It's the things we love most that destroy us," he replies coolly, and that's true because the rest of the trailer has left me utterly destroyed.
Elizabeth Banks' previously colorful and energizing Effie is nearly unrecognizable; Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is being used as a weapon against Katniss and the rebellion; and there's also a glimpse of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final film roles.
Press play on the video below and experience the action-packed, emotional roller coaster for yourself:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters nationwide on Friday, Nov. 21. Are you psyched for the return of Katniss?