August 18, 2001
PG-13 is Good News
If the report is true that the movie will have a
"PG-13" rating, then this is good news.
The trilogy of books are not children's stories (e.g., severed heads, slit throats,
psychological terror). I'd say the books themselves should have a "PG-13"
rating. While most of The Hobbit is rather silly, there is the Gollum sequence, so I'd
rate the Hobbit firmly as "PG".
Now, if the movie drew a "R" rating, then I'd wonder why (topless elf-maidens?
Strider's naked buttocks? excessive gore?) A "G" rating might be just as bad
(Anduril never reforged, and no one has swords, or bleeds or dies). So, it's a hopeful