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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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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?


DIRECTOR_CAMEO(Peter Jackson): At the beginning of the film, as the camera sweeps through the town of Bree, he walks out of the pub looking drunk and eats a carrot. He had a similar cameo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Jackson also filmed another cameo for this film. He played another spy in Lake Town, a man who'd hide in a basket and signal his comrades with wild bird calls. The scene was adamantly vetoed by his co-Producer and co-Writer, Philippa Boyens and was never used. See more »


Betsy Butterbur speaks twice in the film, yet Katie Jackson never opens her mouth once. See more »


Master of Laketown: I say unto you... welcome! Welcome and thrice welcome, King under the Mountain!
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Trumpet Fanfare
Composed by David Donaldson, David Long, Steve Roche & Janet Roddick
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Sure, the book is OK, but I can do better, said Jackson
15 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

...he rewrote the story, and he failed miserably.

All the substance and the beauty of the book, cut out, and replaced with mindless, fast moving action scenes, - which we could see in any silly Hollywood action movie. How sad.

New characters, dialogs and plot twists are introduced constantly. Existing characters (those from the actual book) are bastardized and dumb down to the level, where there're hardly recognizable, and impossible to relate to.

I couldn't wait for the movie to end, and left cinema disappointed, almost in disbelieve that what I saw, was actually The Hobbit. The first part wasn't too bad, and it could be a nice trilogy, like the LOTR was, but I'm afraid this one, ruined the whole thing. I have no desire whatsoever to see the third one.

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