I have three girls. The two eldest went to see the movie Hunger Games. My oldest daughter said she enjoyed it and she thought that it was a good representation of the book. Her sister saw it and felt a little conflicted about the apocalyptic nature of the film. She said she felt a little scared about that movie coloring her future.
It seems like the dreadful scenes were done in such a fast speed that viewers knew something awful was happening but they couldn’t clearly see anything actually happening. I think that might be enough reason to keep younger children from seeing it because the power of imagination is a lot stronger sometimes than what any Hollywood film can create.
I don’t think I want to see it, but then I didn’t want to see the Star Wars Trilogy films and I didn’t want to go see Harry Potter movies, and I didn’t want to see Twilight. I think that means I’m old and boring! 🙂