It was a great movie. I went with my 12 year old. There are some very emotional scenes and deep ideas that a 12 year-old may not completely grasp. I'm glad I went with him and could talk after the movie.
I think it is a 9/10 if you compare it to the book. If you went in without the book in mind, it could be a 10/10, but I think the movie missed some key moments in the book. It did very well though. Depending on your maturity level, 13+ for the movie.
Its definitely too adult for a 12 yr old, and I believe it would be bad parenting for you to let your child read it so young. That being said, realistically it's an 8 or a 9, but in my heart it's a 10. I loved it. The book is amazing. The movie did it as much justice as a movie can do for a book do good. The movie is pretty gory and sad, and goes along with the book well enough for me to say that you should let your child see it
I'd say 7, but I'm picky. I think it's suitable for a 12 year old girl. The books are way more graphic than anything in the movie. There was only one really intense scene (when they are fighting at the cornicopia in the beginning) but it's ultimately up to you. You know her better and what she can handle!
All emotion aside, because this is another "cult" Phenomena and most people like it because of that, I'd give it an 8 if we're talking about the movie and a 10 if we're talking about the book. It is not appropriate for a 12 year old. There is plenty of time to expose her to cruelty and violence, hopefully when she's mature enough to really understand it's use in "movies" for entertainment purposes. It is a pretty tasteful movie and they cover up the violent scenes skillfully for the most part. It could be worse and I appreciate how they've handled it.
I wouldn't say it is suitable for a 12-year old. At that age, kids usually don't have the maturity to handle a movie like this. They just see a bunch of kids killing other kids and don't understand the main points of the plot. Plus, the movie may be harder to appreciate if you haven't read the book because so much of the character development happened in Katniss head. The movie did the best it could to portray what she was thinking, but it may still be difficult to really understand. It is definitely a movie made for the fans of the book.
Yes, I would say it was suitable for a 12 year old. However, the movie does have a lot of blood, so if the 12 year old in question had a weak stomach, I wouldn't recommend the movie. I would rate this movie an eight out of ten, just because it left out some parts from the books that I would have liked to see made into a movie. I also found that if you hadn't read the books, the movie would not make sense, so I recommend reading the books before seeing the movie.
I would give it a 10, assuming 10 is the best score. I would say that the movie is suitable for a 12-year old. There are a few bloody scenes though, so you should probably see it before the child in question does to make your own judgement. The movie is rated PG.
A BIG 0!!!!! You can see kids killing kids on the news. People make fun of Twilight but it had a story that actually had a story. It wasn't bunny hopping sex- jus the opposite - the guy actually wanted to marry the girl first. It was a couple willing to do without to make the other happy, willing to die for each other. It was being a friend even when the thought of it hurt like hell. It wasn't saturated with blood. The fight scenes, the conflicts and the battles were not overly bloody and were not the focus of the story. Hunger Games is all about the violence Twilight was a far better story and a far better movie. And I'm not a teenager, either. I'm 56 years old and with enough smarts to know that violence should never be what leads a story.
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The movie is a 10 when not compared to the book. On its own it is fantastic. Personally I would choose the book over the movie.
I think that a 12 year old should be a mature 12 to watch the movie. The themes are mature. If you think she is mature enough to handle some graphic scenes, then she should be ok. The movie did a good job of toning the graphic imagery down a bit, but not totally. The book is far more graphic and detailed, but effective and still wonderful!
Yes, it is okay for a 12 year old depending on what she can handle. There are some disturbing scenes, but as long as you can cover your eyes then you're fine. I know an 11 yr. old who saw it and thought it was AMAZING. (No nightmares, no bad thoughts, truly loved it.) As for the plot, it is much, much more then kids killing each other. It is about standing up for what you believe in, and not letting anyone change you no matter how hard they try. You see the aspects of what this world can come to, and how no individuals life is more important then the others. I would say that if your child is really a Hunger Games fan, (especially if they've read the books,) it's okay. If not, I recommend the books first. This way you really see that story through the main character's eyes, and it shows you how much more it really is than just kids fighting to the death.
have not watched the movie yet. people say the movie is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes it's (of course) suitable for 12 year old.
i give it a 9.5 because i thought is was going to be a lot better than the book a lot of parts were changed and i dont think it wold be very good for a 12 year old unless they can handle some killing but not a lot
It would depend on the 12 year old. I really wouldn't recommend it because the story centers on 12-18 year olds killing one another, but as long as the 12 year old isn't squeamish and has a good grasp on reality then it really shouldn't a problem. I've heard the movie isn't extremely graphic but you should probably still go see the movie or read the book first before you let someone much younger watch/read
I thought it was at least a nine. I took all three of my children 10,11, and 16 to the movie. The violence wasn't any bid deal it was the darkness of children dying but my kids didnt seem to mind or differentiate of course i took my kids to the Hangover.
It was a 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 out of 10
I rate The Hunger Games movie a 10. You can also rate it on the Internet Movie DataBase here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/ Since it is listed as PG-13, whether or not a 12-year-old should see it depends on how mature the individual is.
Definitely a 10! Funny for you to ask, because yesterday, right AFTER I came home from watching The Hunger Games, I got this question in my email!!! In my opinion, I think 12 year olds can watch it! My sister is 12, and she watched it yesterday with me! Also, if you actually read the book, it makes the movie more interesting, in my opinion. You can compare the book and movie, and contrast them. I personally read the book a couple of years ago, when it wasn't popular, so I really enjoyed it! I have read the whole series over 7 times!!!
Yes it would be fine for a 12 year old to read. I would give it a 9 or 8 maybe because the last one made me really sad. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the books but I wish that bad things didn't happen to the characters. Yes, I know it would be boring for Peeta and Katniss to skip into the sunset but I wish it would happen. If I give the Hunger Games a 10 then I need to rethink all of the books I've rated in the past.
I would rate it a 10. It was an amazing movie, but it's one of those movies where you have to read the book to understand the movie. I was reading comments online for the movie and a lot of the people who hated the movie didn't understand the plot because they haven't read the book. I would say it is suitable for a 12 year old given they don't get scared easily. Or, if you do get scared easily, Alicia612, I would recommend just not watching Glimmer's and Cato's death. Hope this helps!
I would give it a ten. Judging by the fact your asking if it's appropriate for a 12 year old, i can tell your protective of your son/daughter so i would say no. I am thirteen and i looooooove violence...... even i was almost emotionally scarred by the movie. not exactly because of the violence but the intensity of the competitors.
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The film's quality is thankfully not based on how old you have to be to see it. Sure, 12-year olds can't see the film without parental guidance. But that has nothing to do with the film's "goodness". The books are definitely far more violent. I wouldn't give my son or daughter that book until they're, like, maybe 14, but really no matter what age, the book is a 10. No questions asked. No doubts about it. This movie is actually a watered down version of the violence in the book, but that's okay. It was still a good 9. I'm hoping the rest of the films keep to the emotions and action of the books and become 10s. (Disclaimer: I'm a girl of "interesting" taste. For me, "The Dark Knight" wasn't violent. XD I watched "The Matrix" when I was 9 and was unaffected. So judge for yourself.)
IT WAS A SOLID 10. My little read the books and watched the movie and she is 12. Unless you don't want her to see a bunch of teenagers killing each other, I think that's a punishment all on its own! Its great follows the book well! Enjoy!
I thought the movie was awesome (im 14 ) I read all the books first. i dint get why everyone is say ing its not appropriate for a 12 year old or just a very mature 12 year old. It wasn't that gory, in fact, if you've read the books, it covers up a TON of bloody scenes and suff. so I'd say that anyone over 9 should be able to see it.
I read the book but didn't see the movie. I am a senior citizen. Loved it. I do not think this book or movie would be suitable for teenagers. My fear is that one of them will play some foolish hunger game and one of these kids will get seriously hurt.
10! I loved it....For the age, It's alright I guess if they read the books?! Because then they'd know what happens. It really depends on the parents.But the actual movie is quite gory. Maybe? Hope this helps.
8,The movie was good, however they left out many key details, such as the pin and where she got it from. The movie will probably be okay, based on the fact it's rated PG-13 may be bad for you. I was fine but then again, i'm 13.