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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


Dec 13, 2012

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Nov 05, 2013

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Peter Jackson


Martin Freeman
Ian McKellen
Richard Armitage
Andy Serkis


2012 Warner Brothers Pictures

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Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first in a trilogy that follows the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), a Hobbit who joins Gandalf the Wizard (Ian McKellen) and a group of Dwarves on a dangerous quest to reclaim a stolen treasure.

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Why Is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Rated PG-13?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.

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Violence: Dragons attack a castle causing mass destruction and implied loss of life. Many large battles take place between humans and other mythical creatures, resulting in many deaths and some explicit injuries including decapitations and dismemberment (one creature’s arm is sliced off—we see the stump afterward). Large creatures capture dwarves, rope them to a spit and attempt to cook them over a fire. The movie includes some scary “jump” scenes and depictions of characters in nearly continual peril.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Profanities: A single humorous colloquial reference is made about male anatomy.

Drugs/Alcohol: A character smokes a pipe with an unknown substance, and at one point he offers it to another character to calm his nerves.

Other: Characters burp loudly. A character makes an informal wager on the possibility of a future event. There is a discussion about a necromancer, and other occult and mystical themes are found throughout the script.

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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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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Violence.
AB 14A Violence.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Violence, Tobacco Use.
QC G Not Recommended for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...

Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)

Release Date: 5 November 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey releases to home video in an Extended Edition (now 182 minutes long). Both the Blu-ray (3 Discs) and the Blu-ray 3D (5 Discs) packages include: 

- The Filmmakers’ Commentary

- New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth

- The Appendices Part 7: A Long-Expected Journey

-The Appendices Part 8: Return to Middle-Earth

- And More!

Home Video Notes: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Release date: 19 March 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is releasing to home video in a Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet) or in a Two-Disc Special Edition (DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy). Extra features include:

- New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth

- Video Blogs

- Theatrical Trailers

- Game Trailers

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