OK, so this article in the British Daily Mail has said everything I was thinking about the Hunger Games. Essentially that teens process images they create in their minds by reading text in a different way than they process larger than life on screen images. And the difference is not a good one.
There is a movement and outcry *thank you* to have the movie’s rating upgraded to 15A. I believe this is as it should be.
While there are children in the real world we live in who are forced to fight in wars and who are victims of other atrocities there is no need for us to “entertain” our young precious minds with this type of film. We get only one opportunity to be a kid. Do we really want our youth to grow up faster than necessary and jaded by violence and killing as entertainment?
Are we no better than The Capitol? What is our society coming to?