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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Published in T
Monday, 29 December 2014 23:54
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  • Rating

    M: Fantasy violence.

  • The pitch

    A Mithrilling conclusion.

  • Starring

    Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly

  • Directed by

    Peter Jackson

  • Running time

    144 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters/creatures are imprisoned, terrorised, burned, punched, thrown overboard, garrotted, crushed, grabbed, tripped, hit with objects, caged, decapitated, gouged, hacked, stabbed, pushed, shoved, neck-grabbed, bludgeoned, slashed, shot (arrows), headbutted, body-slammed, hair-pulled, kicked, thrown through the air. People dangle precariously, fall/are thrown from high ledges. Battle/fight sequences, sword/weapons fighting/training. Villages engulfed in flame, burning buildings, battering rams, extensive destruction. Angry mob, screaming, roaring. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/creatures). Decapitated heads. Many wounded/injured people. Bloody scratches/cuts. Bloody faces/heads/objects. Object piercing skin. Ugly, scarred, stapled skin. Missing limbs, missing eye.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Near-nude giants/orcs/goblins (it's not pretty). Cross-dressing. A man stuffs goods down his top then adjusts his bosom.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (pipe). Hallucination (dragon sickness).

  • LANGUAGE

    Bastards. Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    The Hobbit, Middle-earth, adventure, quests, Bilbo Baggins, dragons, treasure, gold, leadership, war, teamwork, rescue, greed, madness, inter-racial relationships, J R R Tolkien.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dragon, orcs, wargs, demon-ghosts, dwarves, goblins, bat creatures, trolls, pig, rabbits, horses, crow, elk, winged creatures, Nazgul, eagles, bear, giant worms. Full moon. Fur worn. Some Orcish, Elvish languages (subtitles). Bright/strobe visual effects.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Compelling, mammoth, entertaining, amusing, strong, robust, CGI-dominant, gratifying, captivating, surreal, action-packed, satisfying. Phenomenal/thunderous/apocalyptic opening, iintimate/tender character moments, warm/amiable/rueful mood, complex world-building, great-detailing, gargantuan imagery, blockbuster spectacle, dynamic action sequences, endlessly inventive battle scene, strong/emotional performance from Evangeline Lilly, terrific performance from Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman as Bilbo provides the film's emotional core, fan-friendly/heart-tugging final scene, a fitting conclusion.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Plodding, lumbering, overstuffed. Numerous unresolved threads, unnecessary romantic subplot, sloppy/abrupt resolutions, numbing/interminable dialogue, Bilbo is a mere bystander.

Ratatouille

Published in R
Friday, 16 May 2014 08:27
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Deviates from the recipe.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at, struck by lightning, thrown from rooftops, near-drowned, near-trodden, near-burned, trapped, near-squashed, near-roasted, bound, gagged, threatened at gunpoint, scratched, bitten, hit with objects, slapped, hit by a moped, caged. Characters wear a gas mask, dangle precariously. Broken glass, property damage, vehicle accident (audio), a cyclist crashes into a car, a character falls from his moped. Stealing, bribery. Killing animals/characters, doing jail time, robbery, fraud mentioned. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead rats caught in traps. Scratches, bites, mild burns on skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Bare chest (male). Messing around with someone's daughter mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Intoxication. Gambling syndicates mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious reference. Cultural, gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Food, cooking, family, father-son relationships, smell, flavour, French cuisine, Paris, Michelin stars, food criticism, trust, communication, mentoring, inheritance, food memories, hygiene.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother, deceased chef mentioned. Rats, dogs, fish. Full moon, scary red eyes, bonfire, vomiting, gagging. Veal stomach, sweetbreads mentioned. Ghostly apparition.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Audacious, risky, imaginative, triumphant, gorgeous, slapstick, complicated, satisfying, inventive, ambitious, delightful, enjoyable, adult-proof, captivating, witty, inspiring, fun, big, beautiful, funny, grand. Lovable rodent, irresistible characters, remarkable attention to detail, extraordinary visuals, sumptuous animation, perfect voice cast, sly sense of humour, enchanting story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Blithe, overcooked. Some pacing lag, could be funnier.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Published in T
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 22:00
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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.