If you’re one of those who has been contemplating whether or not you’ll be watching certain scenes of The Hunger Games through your fingers, remove your hands from your eyes, squeamish one. Elizabeth Banks recently spoke with MTV News and attest that violence is not the keystone of the film’s experience.
It’s certainly not the focus of the movie at all,” she assured us. “We made a PG-13 movie.”
And instead, said Elizabeth, the focus of the film is the same thing that made the “Hunger Games” trilogy such a major phenomenon: “What I think is great about how we did it, and what I think is amazing about Suzanne Collins’ books, is that you’re so invested in the characters. That’s what the movie is really about. It’s about creating characters that want to go back to their families, that have longings, that are looking for justice, and who matter.”
This may be disappointing for those who are fans of Saw and such, but I think we knew it wasn’t going to be extremely gory considering the books fall in the Young Adult genre. You can read the rest of the article at Hollywood Crush.