The Hobbit Extended Edition Will Be Rated R


Remember, the Hobbit is a kids book and that it’s a shorter book than any of the three installments in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But not only were they able to make three movies (three long movies I might add) out of that one book, they’re also releasing extended editions of each of the three Hobbit movies. As a special treat the extended editions are playing in select theaters as a special event over three nights you can see the trailer here.

But shocker of shockers, apparently there’s something intense enough in the new footage to get the third hobbit movie an R rating. We don’t know what (though it’s most likely the violence) but that was an unexpected turn for the franchise. Remember this was a book for kids. Now it’s an R rated movie.

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