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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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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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After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south? Written by Otaku-sempai

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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 USA:

$73,645,197, 13 December 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$258,366,855, 9 January 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,366,855, 9 January 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jed Brophy appeared in The Hobbit trilogy as Nori. His son Sadwyn Brophy appeared as Eldarion in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. See more »


Just after Thorin rides down the river of gold on a wheelbarrow, Bilbo is forced to leap off of the falling bridge knocked over by Smaug. Upon hitting the ground, he rolls and Sting at his side can clearly be seen to bend almost at right angles, indicating a rubber stunt sword. See more »


[observes a carving of the Arkenstone]
Bilbo Baggins: What's that?
Balin: That is the Arkenstone.
Bilbo Baggins: And what is it?
Thorin Oakenshield: That, Master Burglar, is why you are here.
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Composed by David Donaldson, David Long, Steve Roche & Janet Roddick
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It has to get better
26 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

I am a big fan of LOTR and was looking forward to the Hobbit movies and was really excited about there being three. I didn't care if the story went askew and was fleshed out as the basic story was there. Now having just written a review of the awful UNDER THE DOME, I should point out that I am very critical of a story being dragged out just to fill a time line. However when it is done well the effort is justified. So when the first one came out and it was a wee bit of a disappointment, I was hoping it would get better in the second one and then be truly magnificent by the end of the third. The middle one is always the most difficult and so this proved. It was almost as if there was a change of directors or writers from the first as the movie was totally different from the first in tone. The first was in keeping with the book, light hearted and a pure fantasy. Now in the second part it was a more serious film with none of the songs and humour of the first. If this was the direction the director and writers wanted to go in the first place then why have all that in the first movie and none in the second? I am not a fan of the songs but I do like the humour and there is very little in this second part. If you listen to the directors commentary on the extended edition of AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY he and the writer clear up some of the "faults" with the first movie but it will take a lot of explanation as to why they discarded some of the stuff they did in the first movie for a more "serious" look and feel to the second part. I am hopeful the third and final part will wrap it all up but at the moment all I took from this second part is that they finally go to where they were heading but then again that is how the first part ended. Let's hope the third one is better….it has to be!

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