The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug parents guide

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Dwarves, dragons and orcs battle it out for the kingdom of Erebor in Part 2 of Peter Jackson's trilogy

Overall B+

In part two of this trilogy, Bilbo the Hobbit (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf the wizard (Ian McKellen) continue on their quest to help the Dwarves regain the treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A
Substance Use C+

Why is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Run Time: 161 minutes

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Why is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug rated PG-13? The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is rated PG-13 by the MPAA 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.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Frightening Scenes
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes. Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Violence, Some Scary Sceens.
Quebec G Not recommended for Young children
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Cast and Crew

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug movie is November 4, 2014. Here are some details…

Releasing November 17, 2015: The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition
This box set includes extended editions of all three movies:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition
Release Date: 4 November 2014

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug releases to home video (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) in an Extended Edition. (The movie has gone from 161 minutes to 186.) Supplements include:
-  Audio Commentary with Director/writer/producer Peter Jackson and writer/co-producer Philippa Boyens
- New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth, Part 2
- The Appendices Part 9 & 10
- And more!

Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Release Date: 8 April 2014
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug releases to home video in 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) and Blu-ray (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). Both of theses packages include the following extras:
- Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set – Experience the film’s challenges and demands, and journey alongside the director into Mirkwood, Lake-town and Dale as the movie’s most intense, pivotal scenes are created.
- Production Videos
- New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2 – Travel with Peter Jackson and his team across the stunning locations of New Zealand transformed by the filmmakers into Middle-earth
- Music Video
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug also releases in a 3D Limited Edition (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). This package features all of the above, plus:
- Limited Edition Gates of Erebor Guards Bookends

Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy
Release Date: 24 March 2015
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Related home video titles:

J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit has been turned into a three-part saga.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

He followed up this novel with a trilogy of his own (The Lord of the Rings) that has also been adapted for the big screen:

Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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