• Moderate
  • Gandalf leans over to pick up the ring and a very sudden flash of the eye with a loud noise happens. May startle many.
  • 13+
  • 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.
  • When a man is affected by the ring, he becomes irrational and gets somewhat scary, shouting and grabbing other characters.
  • Gandalf's "death" scene is extremely emotional.