Parents want stricter censoring on blockbuster 'Hunger Games'
n this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games," opening on Friday, March 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)Parents have joined Britain's censorship committee in demanding tougher restrictions on the smash teenage movie “The Hunger Games."
Parents have been complaining of scenes of violence throughout the movie, saying the age restriction to see the movie without adult supervision, which was set at 12 following much debate, should be raised to 15, private broadcaster NTV reported on its website.
The British Board of Film Classification said they had initially considered setting the age limit at 15 but later lowered the restrictions when certain scenes were removed from the movie.
“The Hunger Games,” an adaptation from Suzanne Collins' phenomenally popular book series of the same name, tells the story of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who survives through a series of gladiator-type war games in a fictional world where rebel regions have been beaten by a dominant force.