Anyone who has seen the Hunger Games will know that the world it depicts is a savage and brutal one. In fact, its harsh, unsparing worldview is what makes it stand out from the other YA fiction made into movies, such as Twilight.
But might the very qualities that have endeared it to fans make the upcoming Hunger Games 3 Mockingjay Part 1, too brutal even for its target audience?
Katniss Everdeen: A Broken Woman in Hunger Games 3?
In the most recent teaser trailer we saw from the Hunger Games 3, Katniss appeared to be a broken woman. It showed battles between Rebels and Capitol troops in which Rebel soldiers show their guerrilla fighting strength, climbing trees like apes.
Also in the trailer, Plutarch Heavensbee and Alma Coin were seen in a room discussing whether Katniss can even be trusted to appear as the face of the rebellion, while an earlier teaser showed that Peeta is doing the opposite for the other side, appearing in Propaganda videos with President Snow.
This is a world which examines the worst of our world, and the upcoming movie is expected to include scenes where hospitals are destroyed by bombs, and civilians deliberately targeting by government forces. It is hard to imagine, especially in the light of recent events in the middle-east, a YA novel to movie adaptation that was more hard hitting or relevant.
But how much is too much? Could the upcoming [The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1](movie:446261) prove too brutal and relentless in its bleak outlook for its audience to take?
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