All of Peter Jackson’ersus Middle-Earth movies have pushed the boundaries with the PG-13 rating, but it appears like the extended variation of The Hobbit: The Fight of the Five Armies may be the Halfling that breaks the Oliphaunt’s back. It would appear that the longer version of your trilogy capper, which is returning to movie theaters this October, continues to be slapped with an R-rating by the MPAA.
According to Rope involving Silicon, the longer (exactly how could it actually end up being longer?) cut involving The Battle of the 5 Armies has been rated Ur for “some assault.” That’s a strange standing because the movie is pretty much two and a half hours of non-stop beheading and slicing and slashing and also stabbing. “Some” doesn’t do it the legal.
Before he rose up of the Hollywood A-list together with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson made a name for himself producing grisly and giddily grotesque variety movies like Braindead. These types of genre roots are visible in all of his core movies, where figures are stomped, torn away from each other, sliced in half, and also die all kinds of aggressive deaths. If the affected individuals of the worst physical violence in the Hobbit movies had been humans and not Orcs and also Goblins, they would be performing R instantly. No doubt.
So now we have to wonder: What the hell did Knutson add back into The Challenge of the Five Armies which finally pushed points over the top? For all we understand, this is part of any grander plan. We had tiny interest in revisiting this specific movie (especially in a extended form!), but now which it’s been re-rated, most of us can’t help but be a little wondering. Is this how Garcia sucks us way back in? By promising by far the most hardcore Middle-Earth movie but? Maybe.