The Hunger Games has really stepped up their promotion this week, having fans discuss the film at least once a day for the past week with something new being released. With a new photo, a new trailer, and plenty of talk about the sequel, let’s not neglect that the film actually comes out in just under two months. Now, it’s been revealed just how long this popular adaptation will run, and the rating for the gritty dystopian film.
Via the film’s official Facebook page, it’s been announced that the film hits a PG-13 rating, as we previously expected from the international rating, along with a runtime of 117 minutes. Some thought that due to the extensive nature of the games and the vast details with the characters, the film would clock in somewhere around 150 minutes, but it seems not so.
It’ll be extremely interesting in seeing just what comes in and what doesn’t under the two hour run time. Obviously, it seems there won’t be too much time put into District 12. It’ll also be interesting to see just if the film retains Katniss’ inner monologue that properly tells the character’s ever-running thoughts and feelings throughout the events of the film. That’s a very large element of the book, and if it doesn’t appear within the film, Gary Ross’ direction will definitely be the prime focus of the epic.
The Hunger Games hits theaters on March 23rd, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, and many more.