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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (2013)

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG <span>(2013)</span> artwork

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 161

Release dates 13/12/2013

BBFCInsight moderate violence, threat

Genre(s) Fantasy, Drama, Adventure

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Lee, Aidan Turner, Andy Serkis, Stephen Fry, Billy Connolly, Ian Holm, James Nesbitt, Sylvester McCoy, Ken Stott, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Lee Pace

Summary Second part of Peter Jackson's three part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel about a little hobbit and his friends trying to save their homeland from the dragon Smaug.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/12/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is part two of Peter Jackson's three part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel. This is an extended version.

Violence

Moderate violence includes a number of battles as the heroes fight giant spiders and orcs. These include sight of orcs being decapitated, including with a head held up, and orcs being shot with arrows, including arrows which pierce their heads. There is also frequent use of bladed weapons. The fighting is fantastical and lacking any emphasis on blood. It is very similar to the action seen in the previous film in the series, as well as that seen in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy.

Threat

There is threat when a character is bound in a giant spider's web and when the character is pursued through a dark forest as they attempt to escape. There is also threat from the dragon, Smaug, who breathes large blasts of fire, and brief threat to children from attacking orcs.

THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG also features mild sex references and brief sight of injury following an arrow wound to a leg.

Trailer

Details

Title
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Also known as
THE HOBBIT - THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,THE HOBBIT THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG - EXTENDED EDITION,LEGO THE HOBBIT,LEGO HOBBIT ANNOUNCE TRAILER - HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG,THE HOBBIT: KINGDOMS OF MIDDLE-EARTH
Year
2013
Formats
DVD, 3D DVD, Cinema, 3D Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
11/03/2015
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF301523
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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