Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hungry for an 'R' Rating?

I found this article after we had some discussion among the Inkers earlier this week about whether or not the Hunger Games movie would be rated 'R'.

I'm a little surprised so many people are clamoring for an 'R' rating. I'm glad to see the director's perspective on this because I don't think blood and gore is the point.

There is more of the interview with Gary Ross under the "Read More" heading at the bottom if you're interested.


  1. Good to know. I agree that the book wasn't written to glorify the voilence.

    I also LOVE the comments that the clamoring for an R rating is to appease adults who are worried about loving a YA book.

  2. I can't imagine why any adult would root for an R rating anyway. It's not like they cut out a lot in a PG-13. Personally, I hope it's PG-13 because I won't see it otherwise and the language will be more tame. (less F-bombs) But, really, there was plenty of action and violence in the Batman series. At least, I don't recall anyone complaining that it wasn't violent enough. Anyway, to make my point clear, I think some action and violence will be necessary to tell the story, but I think they'll manage with a PG-13 rating.