June 12, 2001
Violence, Running Time, and
Okay, guys, let me clear some things up:
1. These movies are going to be dark. VERY dark. From all the still we've seen I can't
believe anyone could believe this is going to be a "Disneyesque" film. Not only
that, have you seen any of Peter Jackson's movies? Trust me, any kiddies who go see these
films are going to come away with nightmares. I guarantee it.
2. Jackson is shooting for a "hard" PG-13 rating. Trust me when I say the
violence will not be lacking.
3. Just a brief note: I know that orcs get beheaded in the film, and I know that the
Gondorian soldier's severed heads go flying over the walls of Minas Tirith.
4. Also, the running time for FotR has long been reported to
be approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes -- 160 minutes of pure Middle-earth. TT and RotK
will probably clock in at about 140 minutes each.