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Hobbit U.S. MPAA rating: Anyone have any insight?

Anduneglin
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Nov 26 2012, 9:04pm

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Hobbit U.S. MPAA rating: Anyone have any insight? Can't Post

The trailers for "The Hobbit, an Unexpected Journey" still say that the film has not yet been rated (by the U.S. MPAA) as of today, November 26, 2012, with fewer than 3 weeks to the U.S. opening.

Does anyone know anything about what's going on with the U.S. MPAA rating?

(This makes a big difference as to whether and which of my 11, 7 and/or 5 year-olds are going to take any of my already-purchased tickets, if the wrangling, as I would expect, was between a PG-13 and straight PG rating.)

(Also, sorry if this has already been discussed. Seached the web and these message boards, but didn't locate anything relevant and recent.)

Thanks in advance for any responses.


Welsh hero
Gondor


Nov 26 2012, 9:07pm

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Here in the UK all trailers are rated [In reply to] Can't Post

The trailer for the hobbit got a 12a, which is like your pg-13, so expect a pg-13

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Anduneglin
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Nov 26 2012, 9:12pm

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Failed to note Trailer rating [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe our MPAA system distinguishes between the rating for the trailer and that for the film. I've seen the trailer for an "R" (restricted -- no children under 17 unless acompanied by adult) rated film given a PG-13 rating. And of course I failed to note the trailer rating in any event. But given the GDT influence and the same orcs, wargs, trolls, etc., from LoTR, I would tend to agree with you in any event, even in the adaptation of a childrens' book -- thanks.


dave_lf
Gondor

Nov 26 2012, 9:18pm

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PG-13 [In reply to] Can't Post

The films will be rated PG13, same as LotR--this was in the contract, as I recall. AUJ hasn't been rated yet because it was only just finished. If the ratings people have any serious issues, WB will change the content before they accept an R rating.


Elutherian
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Nov 26 2012, 9:26pm

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I always wondered how ROTK avoided an R rating... [In reply to] Can't Post

...They had severed heads being shot out of catapults.

But I'm sure if they had shown Arwen's boobs it would've been rated NC-17.

I hate our rating system.

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SteveDJ
Rivendell

Nov 26 2012, 9:41pm

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Yes, trailers in US get a different rating [In reply to] Can't Post

People may not have noticed it, but almost ALL trailers begin with that familiar green screen with text. And that text will start with "The following PREVIEW has been approved for ALL AUDIENCES". It may, or may not, give the actual movie's rating - even R rated movies can get an 'all audiences' trailer.

Now, I have heard and read about (but never seen myself) a trailer with a red screen, that announces a preview for restricted audiences only.


Carne
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Nov 26 2012, 9:48pm

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There's many ways they can get around a higher rating [In reply to] Can't Post

For example, the severed heads have no visible blood gushing out, thus ok for PG-13.


dave_lf
Gondor

Nov 26 2012, 9:49pm

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Or [In reply to] Can't Post

the more recent "This preview has been approved for appropriate audiences," which makes me want to injure someone on behalf of the English language.


(This post was edited by dave_lf on Nov 26 2012, 9:49pm)


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 26 2012, 9:54pm

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Titanic was rated PG-13 [In reply to] Can't Post

So no. Arwen's state of dress would not have affected the rating.

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Kassandros
Rohan


Nov 26 2012, 9:55pm

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There is a 0% chance that The Hobbit will be rated anything other than PG-13. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us...


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Nov 26 2012, 10:32pm

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The film has only just been completed... [In reply to] Can't Post

The MPAA (to my knowledge) does not rate uncompleted movies. The rating should be forthcoming.

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WhiskFishercat
Bree


Nov 26 2012, 11:35pm

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I think PG13 too [In reply to] Can't Post

No doubt about it, its gonna be dark and scary in some places like LotR and Thorin was chopping off Goblin heads in video log #9.


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Nov 27 2012, 12:16am

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I certainly hope the wrangling is PG versus PG-13 and not the latter versus an R [In reply to] Can't Post

While I can imagine an R rated Hobbit easily enough, I CANNOT imagine an R rated Hobbit being released to theatres. I know there are some who want more and more gore, but as someone who loved this tale as a child, and knowing how many children will be going to see this film, it would be a travesty if the film were so dark and graphic in its violent content that it could not comfortably be viewed by children (and by some adults who don't just love blood, brains and eviscerations). I doubt that will be the case, and I imagine the wrangle is Pg versus 13. . . but if it isn't. . . that could be a problem.

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

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totoro
Lorien

Nov 27 2012, 6:38am

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Well, we don't know what Tauriel does, yet... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but PG-13 seems like a safe bet for AUJ. Angelic


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Nov 27 2012, 9:33am

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Lol. If anythying would change the rating. Fae fanny would. lol. So Ridiculous [In reply to] Can't Post

so backwards. Like how Frodo managed to be anything other than naked after his stint in Cirith Ungo (surely after searching and probing every inch of him, one of the orcs must have been concerned for his decency lol)l, yet the same film had flying heads and no one batted an eye about it.

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... but PG-13 seems like a safe bet for AUJ. Angelic


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

 
 

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