This past week on Fox News and many other news outlets they talked about The Hunger Games and whether it was appropriate for kids and tweens.
Having just seen the movie last night, I thought the movie was well done. For as gruesome as some of the scenes in the book were, I thought the violence seemed minimal in the movie given the way the camera shots and angles darted around without showing too much.
Seeing the movie early at a 4 p.m. showing theater was filled with families, younger school aged children (who were probably siblings) and tweens. The theater roared with giggles after Katniss first kissed Peeta and the cameras panned back to Gale.
Everything about the movie was painted innocently enough, but it also left enough of a story line delving into politics and detailed character development for adults to appreciate the movie and left all with a hunger for the next movie.
There has not been a book series in a long time that spanned the generations since Harry Potter. One of the biggest sellers at the Scholastic store is a $12.95 pin in the shape of the “Mockingjay” according to the NYDailyNews.com. Merchandise is already flying off the shelves and thanks to Katniss Everdeen, archery is sure to become a popular sport and I expect to see bow and arrow sets on the shelves soon.
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