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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Not only is The Hobbit a well-known novel, but this trailer for the final instalment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy is a part of an established film franchise too. (It begun with The Lord of the Rings trilogy). Do you think audiences might have a specific set of expectations when watching this trailer, especially given the ratings of previous films that have been released, and if so, do you think this affects the classification? Remember to also consider the genre and tone of the trailer when you are analysing it.

Once you have analysed the trailer, highlight the issues you have identified, come up with your own age recommendation and then compare this with the notes and final classification decision of a BBFC examiner.

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