Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’
Why it’s rated PG-13: Brutal dictatorship relying on military force, bombing (including bombing unarmed civilians), shooting, executions, hundreds injured and killed, disturbing images including wounded civilians and piles of skeletons, torture (off screen), some teen kisses.
Minimum age: High school.
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Family discussion: What made Katniss the best choice to symbolize the rebellion? Why was it necessary to have a symbol? Why did President Snow refuse to use the word “rebel?”
If you like this, try: The first two “Hunger Games” films and “The Maze Runner.”
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