The argument that if your kid has read the book it's okay for them to see the movie doesn't work for me. It's not about whether exposing kids to violence is okay; it's about being in touch with your kids, and understanding how that exposure affects them.
Rather than being marginal, the apocalypse in 2012 is firmly entrenched in mainstream popular culture. Why? Perhaps because the apocalypse serves as a form of daydreaming escape from a world that looks radically different from just a decade ago.
She sits on the ground in a pile of leaves, holds her head in her hands and sobs. It's a devastating moment, but as I sat in the theater screening the film,which premieres March 23rd, all I could think was: "This isn't the Katniss I know."