Who is the audience they are going for here? It appears to be men over the age of eighteen, which is a demographic extremely unlikely to go see this film. The moviegoers mostly likely to see The Hunger Games are young girls between the age of 12-17, along with their mothers. That is an audience that clearly does not need to see a character’s cleavage in order to want to rush out and buy tickets to the movie.
Of all the things to be offended by, I'm not sure I understand why this would be the point of rage.
Warning: There are spoilers for the movie under the cut
Here's the pictures that have caused the concern:
But what does concern me is the assertion that the target audience for The Hunger Games is girls aged 12-17 and their mothers, and not adult men over the age of 18.
Again for those not familiar: It's a story about a girl who competes in to the death combat against 23 other children aged 12 to 18. It's about how many of those "Tributes" are not fellow competators but simply cannon fodder so that the Districts can say that they sent their tribute. I was told by one of my classes that upon the death of one particular character that there was a walk out of the theater because too many of the younger audience members couldn't handle it anymore. Good on those parents for recognizing that this wasn't a movie for 10 year olds, and shame on them for not doing a little more homework before taking them.
I think that rather than being upset at the sexualization of an adult, there is better anger to be directed at the effort to present such violence and darkness as entertainment to children who don't have the emotional maturity to handle it.