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Box Office Mom Reviews The Hobbit

11:08 AM, Dec 16, 2013   |    comments
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Box Office Mom visits Take Five and Company for another movie review.

Box Office Mom, Jackie Solberg shares her review of the latest Hobbit film - "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

Rating: 4 out of 5 buckets

Release Date: December 13, 2013

MPAA Rating: PG13

Best Age Group: 11+

Sexual Content: Mild

Violent Content: Excessive

Crude or Profane Language: None

Drugs and Alcohol: Mild

Will It Appeal to Kids? Yes

 

"The courage of a Hobbit never ceases to amaze me," that's what one of the thirteen dwarves said while traveling with the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen). Bilbo and company were traveling to the Kingdom of Erbor, hoping to reclaim their homeland from the villainous dragon, Smaug. On their journey they face many obstacles such as terrifying Orcs, giant spiders and imprisonment in an elf dungeon. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug is the second installment of the The Hobbit series. This is an adventurous, action packed film, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels.

 

Talking Points:

 

Amongst all battles and casualties shown in film, we also see characters (especially Bilbo) helping one another as they try to rid the evil that surrounds them.

 

The film will most likely interest kids that have read the novels.Having said that, some kids may find the movie slow and a little boring.

 

Sexual Content: Mild

 

  • Character's flirt with one another.

 

Violent Content: Excessive

 

  • There are numerous battles throughout the film. Characters are shot and impaled with arrows, decapitated by swords and knives and attacked by scary creatures.
  •  There's a scene with giant spiders who have long fangs. We see them gnashing their fangs     and attacking their prey.
  •  A character is shot with an arrow. When trying to remove it, the arrow breaks, and part of it is left in his body, causing an infection. We see the opened bloody wound.

 

Crude or Profane Language: None

 

Drugs and Alcohol: Mild

 

  • Characters are shown drinking beer and smoking pipes.

 

Will It Appeal to Kids? Yes

 

Overall The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug is an action packed adventurous film. Depending on the child, I recommend this for kids ages 11 and up. As previously mentioned parents need to be aware of the excessive violence.

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