An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign!
|nudity||The character Lurtz appears wearing only a loincloth in one scene.|
|violence||6 / 10 The movie begins with scenes from a vast battle, during which elves and men do battle with Sauron and his forces. The violence is more stylized than graphic. Almost no blood is seen. However, a great deal of medieval weapons are visible during this scene, and corpses are strewn all over. During a one-on-one fight between the leader of the men and the dark lord, the man is flung against rocks and dies. Another man then uses the sword of the fallen leader to cut off Sauron's fingers, and remove the ring. Sauron then disintegrates into a pile of ashes and sends a shock wave across the field obliterating the rest of both armies. The scene in which Sauron's fingers are cut off is shown a few more times during the course of the three films. This flashback culminates with a scene in which a man dives into a river and then is shot by archers. We do not see the impact, but the man is seen floating dead with several arrows protruding from his back, and some diluted blood can be seen in the water. Two elderly men fight using long sticks that emit bolts of power. They are both knocked to the ground, and flung about. By the end, they both have bloody faces. One is magically forced to rotate while lying on the floor, with his fixed head being the central point of rotation. An innocent hobbit strolling down a street has his head lopped off by a Nazgul, (non-graphic). The scene cuts away on impact. One of the main characters is stabbed in the shoulder by one of the Nazgul. He screams. We see him later, near death, with a bloody wound. There is a battle in a cavern involving the heroes, orcs, and a troll. This battle is mostly non-graphic swordplay with the exception of two points. The first is when a man removes the head of an orc, and there is a small splash of black blood. The second is when the troll is shot through the mouth; again, there is little to no blood, but the arrows are shown protruding from the back of the creature's head, and from its mouth. A man is repeatedly shot with arrows. We see the impact, and he grunts in pain. He is shot three times in total. An uruk then prepares to shoot him in the head, but he is interrupted by another character. The second graphic scene depicts a duel between a main character and the creature which had been about to kill the first man. This is the most violent scene in the film, and lasts approximately one minute. Despite the short duration, there is a good deal of realistic blood. The creature then runs at him, intending to kill him, but he slips away and stabs the creature in the thigh with a knife. The creature picks him up and headbutts him several times, before tossing him aside, and removes the knife from its thigh. The man is seen watching, with blood on his face and clearly in his mouth, as the creature licks the blood off the blade, and then throws the knife at the him. The battle ends abruptly when the man chops the creature's arm off, and then runs it through. The creature growls, and impales itself further. The man then withdraws the sword and beheads the creature. A small amount of black blood is seen flying through the air, and there is blood on the sword's blade.|
|profanity||1 / 10 No swearing. A few imaginative insults.|
|alcohol||3 / 10 The Hobbits drink a lot of ale, and some get drunk. One scene at a bar where seveal people are drinking alcohol. Several people there are very drunk. A lot of characters smoke pipes. Gandalf and Bilbo are seen smoking cigars. When Frodo and friends go to a bar to hide from Nazgul the people that are inside are seen drinking a lot and some are getting drunk.|
|frightening||6 / 10 There are a couple of jump moments. A scene in which a friendly character's face briefly turns grotesque suddenly and without warning. The change is accompanied by a loud snarl from the character, but he returns back to how he was crying. Another jump scene involves a character hiding behind a pillar, when suddenly, a much larger creature goes around the other side of the pillar and roars loudly. Many people (especially younger viewers), will find the scenes with the Nazgul frightening and intense. They are evil creatures that are cloaked all in black, and that give off a bloodcurdling cry from time to time. The formation of Lurtz is grotesque. Some may find it disturbing. The facial appearance of the Orcs could be scary. The faces of the orcs are cut up and a little bloody with yellow eyes and gray skin. Most of the battle sequences are intense. There is one scene with a gigantic, flaming, demon-like creature, called a Balrog. An enormous squid-like creature with numerous tentacles and razor sharp teeth attacks the Fellowship. There is one brief scene in which a creature is tortured. This may be disturbing for younger viewers. The creature's screams can be heard and his hands are visible, but nothing graphic is shown. Gandalf's "death" scene is extremely emotional. When a man is affected by the ring, he becomes irrational and gets somewhat scary, shouting and grabbing other characters. 16 / 50. BBFC - (PG) Moderate battle violence, scary scenes.|