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The Hunger Games (2012)
Panem's supposed to be an advanced civilization, and yet their most popular yearly event involves watching 24 teenagers murder each other. There's an ancient Rome vibe to the proceedings—think gladiators—and President Snow even takes the name of a Roman general and traitor, Coriolanus. Violence lies below the advanced, civilized veneer of the Capitol, and comes bubbling out both in the way they do business eat up, Seneca and in the way they treat the outlying Districts. Violence is a part of this world even though they don't always acknowledge it: and poor Katniss gets to deal with it up close and personal. In The Hunger Games, it's disturbing how much ordinary citizens the ones whose kids aren't Tributes enjoy the bloodbath. The film points a finger at the media for getting everyone into a frenzy about it; it seems to be one giant indictment of the constant desensitizing violence we're exposed to every time we turn on the TV. Violence is a part of human nature and even future societies must acknowledge it in some way other than hockey.
March 16, Children between the ages of 12 and 18 forced to kill each other in a large arena until only one of them is left standing. It hardly sounds like an ideal story for pre-teens, or, depending on parental views, some early teens. The movie is based on the book of the same name by Suzanne Collins , which is the first of a trilogy. Star Jennifer Lawrence , who plays the heroine Katniss Everdeen in the film, was asked about the controversy after seven seconds of the film was cut to earn the movie a 12A rating in the UK , a rating that would allow children 12 and older in the theater, with younger children requiring an accompanying adult to gain entrance. Lawrence told Reuters she thought the violence was acceptable. The idea of kids being more mature is what seems to worry some parents, who think children will become desensitized to violence.
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Jump to navigation. At long last, The Hunger Games has come to an end on the big screen. Hollywood is slowly learning that women go to the movies, and they have rising expectations—fewer sexist Bond girls, more Furiosas. But something about Mockingjay felt off for me. It may have been the unfortunate timing of the film. Just one week before the movie premiered, people died in horrific terror attacks in Paris perpetrated by Daesh.
If, as an adult, you saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 last weekend, you might have been a little disturbed. The third installment of the Hunger Games film franchise—in which protagonist Katniss Everdeen struggles with PTSD while simultaneously becoming the official face of a rebellion—is by far the most evocative of real-world inhumanity. It's a truly upsetting beginning to a two-movie reckoning, but it's mostly because this isn't Saving Private Ryan —it's a story meant for teens. The series' previous installments, of course, were no frolic in the meadow, either. After all, we're talking about a world where children are forced to murder each other to help their starving families survive a pitiless, ruling elite. The people of Panem had been stabbed, shot, and beaten dozens of times—both on camera and in Suzanne Collins' book series—before this most recent film hit theaters.