Saturday, August 08, 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Extended Edition Gets R Rating
In a bit of a surprise, the MPAA has given The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition an R rating due to violence. The R rating is related to the extra 30 minutes of footage added to the film, most of which is assumed to be battle sequence related. Also keep in mind that the MPAA has a bizarre way of rating things as (for example using the F-word once is PG-13 but twice is an R or showing breasts with only the nipples covered is PG-13 but showing the nipples is R, things like that) so it could turn out the rating is fair or make absolutely no sense. The Extended Edition is expected to come out sometimes in late October or November.