The Contempt of Coriolanus Snow Is On Full Display In The New Poster For ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

In just a week and a half the horrors of Panem will return to screens with The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, if the trailers have any indication of the final product then it’s going to be a visual feast just in time for Thanksgiving. I was unsure of how I’d feel about the future President Snow (played by Tom Blyth) in this flick, he’s obviously a detestable human being in the original films but this look at his younger self had me worried that I’d understand and empathize with where he ends up. This new poster released for the Dolby Cinema presentation of the film has lessened my worry….that smug look may as well be the poster for all capitalist greed and elitist evil.

Honestly, what has me more excited about this poster is the inclusion of Dolby Cinema itself. If you’ve ever been a fan of film for any amount of time you know the name Dolby, it’s plastered all over any home theater equipment you see, Dolby Atmos specifically. What I did not know was that certain theaters are running films in full Dolby, audio and video, given what’s purported to be the ultimate film viewing experience.

From Dolby:

Dolby Cinema offers guests the complete Dolby movie experience. Dolby Cinema unlocks the emotional impact of every film, allowing you to see the subtle details and ultra vivid colors of Dolby Vision, and hear the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos. Dolby Cinema is specially designed to elevate every type of movie experience – and ​​The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be no exception.

There are sure to be some crowds, especially given the tumbleweeds blowing in the cinema as of late there are plenty of people itching to get to the theater. Make sure to pre-order your tickets, if you’re in the DC area the AMC Hoffman Center has the full Dolby load out.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will come to theaters Friday, Nov. 17, and fans can take their experience with the film to the next level by pre-ordering tickets for the film in Dolby Cinema here:



Official Synopsis:

Experience the story of The Hunger Games — 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from the impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates the audience of Panem, Snow sees an opportunity to shift their fates. With everything he has worked for hanging in the balance, Snow unites with Lucy Gray to turn the odds in their favor. Battling his instincts for both good and evil, Snow sets out on a race against time to survive and reveal if he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.