The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies extended edition is going to be rated R


Fans of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth films know to expect a release of an extended edition after the release of the regular edition. These extended editions give fans more scenes including action and more insight on characters. Now The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be getting a theatrical screening of the extended version in October. The surprising thing is that it will be rated R, thanks to the MPAA. All of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films and extended editions have been PG-13.

So why the R rating for The Battle of the Five Armies? Well, the only description was “some violence.” The original cut was rated PG-13 for “extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.”

The Hobbit films have been underwhelming compared to the might of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Many fans have complained about the Hobbit trilogy feeling bloated, so the extended versions haven’t been met with the same excitement as the first trilogy. Will you be watching the extended edition? Let us know in the comments section below.


Via EW

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