The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Over the Orcs crossed the carriage that ripped off their limbs.
  • The opening sequence is of smaug attacking a town with fire. Buildings burn down, many people get torched. Some are seen falling out of windows. This entire sequence is very intense but as usual not gory.
  • Slashing, stabbing, spearing, firing arrows
  • Some battle Trolls are controlled by their eyelids having their eyelids being violently yanked to control them.
  • An orc is briefly decapitated by a dwarf, and a small amount of blood mist floats from its neck (this scene is a split second, but it's clear what happens).
  • A large troll is peppered with arrows before it falls dead. No blood is present.
  • Dozens of orcs kill people in a village in a fast-paced battle scene between men and orcs.
  • A dozen dead bodies are shown lying in the snow in a village. The snow is splattered with blood.
  • Hundreds of men, orcs, goblins, elves and dwarves are killed in the first minute of the opening battle scene. They all are slashed and stabbed and hacked to death with stylized swordplay violence. Some of these deaths are more dramatic, and are accompanied by minimal blood
  • 6 Giant Trolls are decapitated by a chariot. Resulting in gallons and gallons of grisly blood.
  • Dwarves and Elves kill each other.
  • A man accidentally gets catapulted into a trolls mouth suffocating it and killing it with the man.
  • A warg gets ran over and is turned to a bloody pulp, blood sprays everywhere.
  • A war machine slices hundreds of orcs in half, orangish blood sprays everywhere
  • A man that has had a part of axe stuck in his head almost his whole life of battle, head butts a orc and kills the orc, but the other dwarves have to help him get unstuck from the orc, and the piece of axes falls out of his head (He still survives)
  • Dane smashes many orcs with his hammer
  • A troll is shoot with a automatic arrow shooter, with many other enemies
  • Dwarves throw axes at the orcs impaling them in the head
  • An Orc has a dagger impaled through his hand. Blood is seen.


  • One use of bastard, two uses of bugger, one use of hell and one utterance of "sod off".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Gandalf can be seen smoking his pipe and preparing to smoke it (packing tobacco into the bowl).
  • Wine is consumed in a couple of scenes

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The ending is very depressing
  • Being the final installment, it is very emotional throughout.
  • There is a confrontation early on in the film between a few characters and one omnipotent being. A powerful character changes their personality, voice and appearance to seem empowering and intimidating is featured during this confrontation. This transition is very sudden and does look very scary at first. This character has appeared in The Lord of the Rings using this power. Young audiences may be spooked out by this, however this only lasts for about 30 seconds.
  • Were Worms might scare some, shown for a very short time.
  • Smaug the dragon could be seen as quite scary by young audiences. He threatens to kill a boy who is the son of one of the main characters.
  • A character changes mentally throughout, becoming quite intimidating and does shout and rage to a few characters, very young audiences may get scared by this, as this character is good and heroic in the previous entries.
  • Two war animals are killed by Orcs during the final battle: one gets shot with arrows, the other gets thrust with multiple spears. This will be emotional for any animal lover, as they are briefly upsetting.
  • Sauron's new appearance might be scary to Young Audience.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • After the elves and dwarves fight, the dwarves create a wall with their shields. If you look closely there is blood on their shields.


  • Some name calling, such as "piece of filth" and others occur.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Thorin's, Kili's and Filli's death are very emotional
  • When Bilbo is saying goodbye to the dwarfs and Gandalf is very emotional
  • During the war scene a number of well loved characters die which could be upsetting.

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