The Hunger Games needs a more restrictive rating in the UK, say experts and parents

The Hunger Games film contains too much violence for its current rating in the UK, according to some experts and parents. Photo credit: Starpulse.com

Experts and Parents in the UK want the restrictive rating for the Hunger Games movie to be raised to a no-one under-15-admitted policy.

The UK has a different rating system than the U.S. has. Instead of ratings, as we call them in the U.S., they have certificates.

The current certificate for the Hunger Games is 12 A – meaning that no one under the age of 12 will be admitted to the film, unless they are accompanied to the film by an adult who is at least 18.

Experts want the film to be raised to a certificate of 15 because of the violent content of the movie.

The film was originally given a certificate of 15, but after the producers agreed to make a 7 second cut of brutality and bloodshed, it was lowered to a 12 A.

According to the Daily Mail, a British tabloid newspaper, one expert warned that:

“children who see the controversial film are at risk of having its disturbing scenes ‘hard-wired’ into their brains.”

I haven’t seen the film yet, but I hope to sometime soon. I have heard from many people, including my girlfriend, that the books are very violent.

I’m curious to see how much of that they transferred into the film.

What do you think about the movie rating systems? Are they too harsh? How helpful are they?

I’d love to know what you think! Please leave me a comment or vote in the poll!

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