The latest installment of “The Hunger Games” called “Catching Fire” (rated PG-13) hits theaters this weekend. WARNING: If you’re trying to read the books first and haven’t finished the first book, slight spoilers will follow!
Katniss and Peeta are the winners of the 74th Hunger Games and as such are travelling across the 12 Districts on a victory tour. But as they travel, they start to notice signs that people are beginning to revolt against the rulers of Panem in the Capitol. What effect does this unrest have the country as a whole, and what affect will it have on Katniss and Peeta in particular?
Bob points out that there are some concerns automatically when you look at a movie whose premise is based on teenagers fighting to kill one another in an arena. And some of those fights scene can get unsettling, plus there’s some profanity as well. But on the flip side, the violence is definitely played in a such way that it’s cautionary and shown as something pushed on the kids by evil adults as opposed to something they actively want.
You can find a more complete review of the movie on the Plugged In website here.