THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Extended Edition Will Be Rated R?!
Earlier this week we learned that the extended editions for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy will be getting a big screen theatrical release. Some people were excited while others were like, "Hell no!"
Well, there's been an interesting development for one of the films that will be released. According to Ropes of Silicon, the extended edition version of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has been slapped with an R-rating by the MPAA. The reason they give for the R-rating is "Some Violence," which seems weird. I don't think I've ever seen a movie get an R-rating for having "Some Violence."
It's hard to believe that this is the case because those Lord of the Rings films were way more violent than any of the Hobbit films, and they all received PG-13 ratings.
Makes me wonder what in the hell director Peter Jackson added to this version of the film that put its rating over-the-top and into "R" territory. Hell, maybe the whole thing is a stunt orchestrated by the studio to build buzz and to up the interest levels of potential consumers like me because now I have to see it why it's rated R!