Parents who think this films appaling please just read this top section.
everybody (parents) saying this film is awful and full of violence, I bet you havent read the books, because I saw the film and though its was pretty awful, then I read the books and its about much much more than violence. In the book it looks at relationship dynamics between Katniss and her mother and how she feels after the death of her father and her absent mother who neglected her and her sister. It looks at trust issuses that Katniss has had since all of this and how she cant trust anybody, about communication and lack of it, how she doesnt want anbodys 'charity' and she thinks she can look after herself and how damages she is. It shows dynamics between her and Prim and how she would do anything to protect her which is evident as she took her place. Its about standing for whats right and defiance and knowing your rights and how she has to do anything and will to survive in the arena wether it be lying to those who trust her or destroying someone elses stuff, its about strategy, survival, 'romance' and basically what she has to do to survive in the world she lives in. There so much depth and so many layers, the lies, the truth the defiance the survival, death and stratergy. when you look at it, the death is only a small part in it and its showing what has to be done for freedom to win. In interviews its also revealed the books were about current events in poverty and undeveloped countries and more pecificaly iraq and how the majorty of what she talks about in the books, in a different context is going on in the world around us today, it raises awarness and its showing what has to be done to survive in this world, yeah its violent but its much much more... certainly not appaling, if you want appaling why dont you look at celebrities who are all for charitys in nambia etc. yet spend millions latering there country to shoot films, leaving enviromental damage and eugghhhh... they couldve donated that money to charity but noooo. So i think a film thats based on truth and currrent affairs that yeah dramatises but also raises awarness of the subject should be the lat thing your worrying about.
Now with that said...
Its a great film, although from the first minutes of the films its evident that children willl be being killed and obvious if youve read the books, still some of the killings, especially Rues and for some Cloves are upsetting, and teens being killed isnt something other teens will like watching, but there is only a little screen time that focuses on the death. The rest of the film is great, its sends positive messages such as never give up, dont conform to madness etc. Katniss is also an amazing role model as she would do anything to protect her friends and family and she wont be messed around. In the film there isnt so much speculation about the capitol and how prestigious they are as in the book but its still evident its all about money. This has got to be the best film ive seen in years, Katniss's blunt nonchalant way of speaking will make you laugh, Rues death and the films depths will make you cry, Peter and Katniss will make you smile and Cato will make you gasp, its a film that leaves you on the edge of your seat the entire time. I recommend this to action lovers and adventure seekers or anybody, Amazing film!!! Its breathtaking.