Will you be taking them to see Hunger Games?

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Will you be taking them to see Hunger Games?
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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 3:42pm

I just read an article from Time where the author is taking his 8 yo son to see The Hunger Games movie, even thought it's rated PG-13. While I understand what he's saying in the article that seeing violence doesn't mean that the kid will be violent, pretty sure that this movie is too mature for him.

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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 4:39pm

It was kind of funny- he finished it and was just at a loss for words, LOL. I don't think he had ever read/experienced a book that he didn't immediately love before and seemed almost hesistant to voice any concern or dislike about it. After I assured him that it was totally okay to not like a book, he did admit to being bothered by it some. He cried when Rue died but then again, I think a lot of adults did too!

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 11:37am
Was he bothered by the book, Lisa? Do you think he'll want to read the other 2 books when he is older? None of my other boys have shown any interest in it at all.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 11:35am

That's what bothers me about the story also, and I think that the author missed that point.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 11:33am
Thanks for your input Faith! Do you think it might be a better movie to wait for it to come out on video so if you find your kids are bothered by it they can leave the room?

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 11:14am

I've been struggling with this myself. My 8 year old (soon to be 9 in a few days...sniff)

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 8:42am

I have an eight-year-old DS and I will not be taking him to see the movie (I've read the book).

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Tue, 03-20-2012 - 4:22pm
Honestly, 8 just seems too young. The books can be pretty graphic and I think it would frighten my 8 yr old. I *may* consider allowing my 11 yr old to watch it but only after I've had to watch it myself. It really depends on how the violence is portrayed on the big screen.
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