‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Deleted Scene Leaks (VIDEO)
Lionsgate is doing a huge promotional push for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 by sending fans on a digital hunt for a deleted scene from the international blockbuster.
Sure enough, fans managed to solve the #UnlockMockingjay goose chase, resulting in the deleted scene leaking to tumblr. The scene is pretty intriguing, as it features Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) meeting with President Snow (Donald Sutherland) to discuss the revolution led by Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). It’s all in promotion of today’s DVD release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. In fact, this is hardly the only deleted scene that’s been released from the film, as there are also deleted scenes feature Haymitch, Effie and more.
But don’t let me spoil it for you. Watch the full deleted scene from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 by checking out the video below:
So, the long and short of the scene is this: Snow wants Peeta to become the Capitol’s “voice of reason,” since a symbol of power like Snow can’t reach the unwashed masses as well as “a baker’s son” could be. Naturally, Peeta is sick of all the bloodshed, and has generally found that the ones doing all the brutalizing aren’t the rebels, but rather the peacekeepers. Yet Snow makes a firm point about how Peeta serving as the Capitol’s voice will speed along the march to peace, meaning they can all go home.
“So you’re asking me to be what, sir? Your voice of reason?” Peeta asks.
“We’ve understood everything but one small detail: I’m not asking,” Snow responds, in a downright chilling punctuation on the scene.
And yet, I can kind of see why it was cut. It preserves an air of mystery about where Peeta is and what he’s up to throughout the movie. It also maintains some of the mystery surrounding Peeta’s motivations, and how/why he was turned. But it’s still a good scene, and an interesting look into the creative process of the movie, since I could easily a version of the film that has this scene intact, without losing much of anything in the bargain.
But what do you think of the scene? Was cutting it the right move or a big mistake? Sound off in the comments!