The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Saturday, 28 March 2020

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch:

    A little man in big company.

  • Starring:

    Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Andy Serkis, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries

  • Directed by:

    Peter Jackson

  • Running time:

    169 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Epic battle scenes. Characters are crushed by falling objects, thrown through the air, headbutted, beheaded, thrown from cliffs, axed, hacked, stabbed, slashed, hit, near-roasted, threatened at blade-point, slingshot, turned to stone, pursued, mobbed, dragged, slashed, kicked, bitten, mauled. People dangle precariously from great heights, slide down embankments. Animals shot with arrows, bludgeoned, stabbed with sword, burned. Destroyed village, smashed buildings, burning debris, rubble, burning doll, explosion. Objects thrown. Stolen goods, burglary mentioned. Raised voices, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Field of corpses. Decapitated head, severed limb, bloody knuckles, bloody scratches/cuts, bloody forehead. Animal corpses, skulls, bones. Laceration, evisceration, incineration, melting flesh, searing pain, skinning, parasite infestation, drinking blood mentioned. Creatures with missing limbs, pointed teeth/fangs, severe scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Shirtless beasties.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (tankards, wine, ale), intoxication. Smoking (pipes). Wagering. An unknown smoke and tonic are used for healing. Mushroom consumption mentioned (drug implied).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Balls. Slang for backside. Name-calling, mocking.

  • THEMES:

    Kingdoms, metal forging, diary-keeping, family, adventure, legends, Middle Earth, JRR Tolkien, inheritance, storytelling, song, survival, death, grief, quests, The Hobbit, relics, riddles, betrayal, doubt, faith, courage, fear.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Father murdered in front of son. Funeral arrangements mentioned. Dragon, elves, trolls, orcs, wizards, giants, hobbits, dwarves, ghost creatures, necromancer, wargs, goblins. Deer, sparrows, eagles, thrush, butterflies, buzzing insects, horses, chickens, pig, bull, moths, hedgehogs, giant spiders, mice, spiderwebs, hares, stick insect, bats. Waterfalls, thunder, lightning, telepathy, invisibility. Belching, fainting, horsehair allergy, spitting, bum-scratching, snot. Cooking fish, fur worn. Burning torches, campfires, open fires, candles. Ham, meat, sausages, fish eaten. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Brief Orc and Elvish languages (subtitles). Based on JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.

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