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THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

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THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 169m 0s

Release date 14/12/2012

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Adventure, Fantasy

Director(s) Peter Jackson

Cast includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Billy Connolly, Andy Serkis, Lee Pace, Ian Holm, Aidan Turner, Mikael Persbrandt, James Nesbitt, Barry Humphries, Ken Stott, Sylvester McCoy

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/12/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is a fantasy action film in which a young hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, is enlisted by the wizard Gandalf to go on an adventure with dwarves.

Violence

Scenes of moderate violence include the storming of a dwarf city by a dragon, and battles between the band of dwarves and both orcs and goblins. In one battle there is reference to a dwarf king being beheaded, with sight of a head being held by an orc before it is thrown to the ground. One orc has his arm severed with a sword, and others are shot with arrows. At one point the dwarves are captured by goblins and must fight to escape. This battle includes decapitations and stabbings, and a large goblin's stomach being slashed open.

There are also scenes of threat, including one in which Bilbo and the dwarves are held captive by trolls who plan to eat them.

The film also features scenes in which characters smoke pipes and drink alcohol. However, this reflect the habits of the fantasy characters and does not condone smoking or excessive drinking.

Details

Title
THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers
Classified date(s)
29/11/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
169m 0s
Approved footage
15210+0
BBFC reference
BFF286454
Registration number
CFJ27659
Remarks
3D

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