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14A(14A) Violence, Frightening Scenes


Literary Adaptation. The second film in a trilogy based on the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien, in which Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) continues his quest to destroy the One Ring, while Men and Elves battle the armies of evil on several fronts.

Content elements

  • Battle sequences involving fantastic creatures—mostly bloodless, but brutal
  • Many grotesque creatures portrayed as violent and unpredictable
  • Ghostly images of corpses

Thematic elements

  • The motivations for warfare
  • Creating alliances
  • Compassion
  • Determination
  • Literary adaptation

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent battle violence and some frightening images.

Classification date

December 11, 2002

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