"The Hunger Games" is a lot of fun, and considering its target audience, the world has a surprising amount of depth to it. As far as the violence goes, they show as much as they can get away with and still keep the PG-13 rating. That still allows for some pretty gruesome and uncomfortable imagery, which I think is what a movie like this needs.
Will you go see "The Hunger Games" this weekend, or stay home and rent "Battle Royale?" Or if you've seen it already, what did you think?
V. Arrow is a huge "Hunger Games" fan put a lot of thought and effort into mapping out Panem's 13 Districts. She's also working on a book called "The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games."