The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies parents guide

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A treasure is a dragon's best friend.

Overall B

In this final chapter of the trilogy, the adventurers, Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the Dwarves have found their way to Smaug's lair. But it is going to take a concerted effort to reclaim the treasure.

Violence D+
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

Why is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies rated PG? The MPAA rated The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies PG for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Run Time: 145 minutes

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Why is The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies rated PG? The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is rated PG by the MPAA for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

Violence: This film contains epic battle scenes throughout. During these confrontations we see widespread killing with many medieval weapons and implements. Other huge fantastical characters trample and toss their opponents. Some shots show the altercations in more detail with characters (ranging from human and human-like to more fantastical monsters) impaling, decapitating, stabbing, slicing, throwing, pounding and drowning their foes. Considering the scope of the violence, there is little gore, but some of the close-ups do include blood covered faces and bodies, with some blood on the ground. Another sequence depicts a dragon spewing flames across a village, resulting in almost total destruction. While we don’t see details of people burning, it is implied that many have perished and many others are shown without food or shelter.

Sexual Content: A male and female character show affection for each other, and kiss.

Language: We hear the words “bugger” and “bastards”.

Drugs/Alcohol: A character smokes a pipe.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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 PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is directed by Peter Jackson and stars Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Christopher Lee.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie is November 17, 2015. Here are some details…

October 4, 2016
Warner Brothers studios has announced the combined release of all six of Peter Jackson’s films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. This compilation is available in two packages: The Middle Earth Theatrical Collection (A 6-disc set (Blu-ray or DVD) featuring the theatrical versions of each movie) and The Middle Earth Limited Collector’s Edition (a box set of 30 discs featuring the extended editions of each movie plus extras).

Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition)
Releases Date: 17 November 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies releases to home video (Blu-ray/ DVD Copy/UltraViolet Digital Copy) in an Extended Edition with the following extras:
- Featurettes
- Music Video
- Trailers
- Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter.
- The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and XII showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects.
- New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3.

Also Releasing on 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: The Battle of the Five Armies
Releases Date: 24 March 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth - Part 3
- Recruiting the Five Armies
- Completing Middle-earth
- The Last Goodbye Music Video
- Theatrical and “Legacy” Trailers

Note: Warner Brothers is also releasing this movie as part of The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy.
The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy, or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy). The boxed set includes the following:
- 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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