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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  13 December 2013 (USA)
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The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.



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Beyond darkness... beyond desolation... lies the greatest danger of all.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit Part 2  »

Box Office


$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$73,645,197 (USA) (13 December 2013)


$258,355,354 (USA) (11 April 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While the novel and the previous film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) are mostly told through Bilbo's point of view, this film shifts the perspective to mainly Gandalf and Thorin with little involvement from Bilbo in many major scenes. See more »


When Bard arrives home, Tilda greets him, but her mouth doesn't move. See more »


Smaug: It's Oakenshield. That filthy Dwarvish usurper! He sent you in here for the Arkenstone, didn't he?
Bilbo Baggins: No no no no no, I have no idea what you're talking about...
Smaug: Don't bother denying it! I guessed his foul purpose some time ago! But it matters not. Oakenshield's quest will fail. A darkness is coming. It will spread to every corner of the land!
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Composed by David Donaldson, David Long, Steve Roche & Janet Roddick
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No desolations here!
7 December 2013 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

Even though I formally thought "An Unexpected Journey" was a bit chipped off by quality from the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, due to its certain lack of seriousness the former Jackson Middle-Earth films had, I wasn't really disappointed by it. It was a different, more softer storyline, and under it had to have a different directorial approach. Going to see the second one, I had my worries if it's going to be on a dose less of action and excitement and more centered on the characters, which I always kind of felt myself, was a mistake for a purely adventure film, a road that many movies have taken on in sequels. Fortunately, it was nothing of a sort. "Desolation" gives a stronger adventure and enjoyment than the original Hobbit movie. Faster pace, beautiful sets, lovely score, costumes and most impressive CGI than ever before, with the comeback of one of the most beloved character of the original series, Legolas, will surely win over the audiences both fans of Tolkien's book and not, over the globe again this Christmas season. If anything, I'll definitely go catch it again. Thumbs up!

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