Why is The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug is rated PG-13 for for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
Violence: Explicit and non-explicit violence is portrayed, especially in scenes involving Orcs. Fighting, stabbing, shooting, decapitation, impalement and burnings are frequently depicted. Decaying bodies are shown. Other moments portray frightening monsters, supernatural beings, transformations, and nightmarish imagery.
Sexual Content: A female character makes a reference to what may or not may be in a male character’s pants.
Language: No profanities noted, although characters make derogatory references about other Middle Earth ethnicities.
Alcohol/Drug Use: A couple of scenes show characters drinking alcohol. Background tobacco use is seen.