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Catching Fire (movie) news
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It's an interesting point. Earlier in the trailer, Katniss also says to Gale: "They'll kill us. They will kill us." So, on the one hand, I don't think the victors themselves have any delusions about being invincible. However, Snow's philosophy (from the first movie) that "the only thing stronger than fear is hope", combined with his view that Katniss is a "beacon of hope" to the citizens of Panem, leaves him fearing the power she represents. At the close of the trailer Snow says, "Because of her, they all [the victors] pose a threat. Because of her, they all think they're invincible." Those are his fears, expressed when he sees the three District 12 victors stand up to the new Head Peacekeeper whipping Gale.
The victors don't actually feel invincible but the movie adaptation extrapolates beyond the books that Snow fears they do.
With that perspective in mind, and having just re-read the books, the "invincible" thing didn't really strike me as out of place because it is Snow talking. I see it as a deeper expression of his character than we get from author Collins. Otherwise, that scene seems to hold up pretty well in print and on screen. From the pages of "Catching Fire":
Katniss has received a lash to her face because she stepped in between the Head Peacekeeper and Gale (something that photos show clearly happens in the movie as well). Haymitch and Peeta have stepped in to stop both Gale and Katniss from being hurt further.
|QUOTE (Katniss's internal dialogue)|
|Maybe we're it. The only three people in the district who could make a stand like this. Although it's sure to be temporary. There will be repercussions. But at the moment, all I care about is keeping Gale alive.|
Not "invincible" but using her "position-of-the-moment" to advantage.
On Snow's part, his visit to Katniss's home is purely for intimidation: he is there to threaten Katniss and everyone who is dear to her as a means of controlling her, of "managing" the image that is giving hope to others. He would only do that if he feared her potential to defeat his regime. So, to me, the movie interpretation that Snow believes the victors feel they are invincible makes sense.
The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.