Published: February 22, 2013
Hackademy Awards Cuts Short 'The Hobbit' With Thumbs Down! For Peddling Smoking to Kids
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood worked its unwanted, unhealthy and unnecessary magic on behalf of tobacco products once again in 2012 by coughing out one of the smokiest batch of movies in recent memory.
Youth reviewers with Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails' Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! program picked "The Hobbit" as 2012's Thumbs Down! Movie.
Director Peter Jackson decided pipe smoking in the J.R.R. Tolkien books deserved preservation in his movie adaptation. Not so with Thumbs Up! Award winning movie "The Avengers," a smoke-free action thriller where the cigar-chomping comic book character Nick Fury lost the stogie in the movie version.
In the actor category, Berenice Marlohe earned a Thumbs Down! Award for her character's glamorous portrayal of tobacco use in "Skyfall," along with Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in "Django Unchained."
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