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

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13 December 2013 (USA)  »

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The Hobbit Part 2  »

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$225,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$258,355,354 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Peter Jackson admits he misread the text when depicting the Eye of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings films. Sauron's appearance in this film, as a black apparition forming the pupil of the Eye, is much closer to Tolkien's descriptions. See more »

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The movies previously retained the idea from the books, that sunlight renders Orcs non-functional. Gandalf remarked in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on how alarming it is that Saruman's breeding program has produced sun-resistant Orc soldiers. Yet in the "barrel" escape-scene from Thranduil's caverns, the orcs are chasing the dwarves down the River Running, and doing hard battle, in broad daylight without suffering any ill effects. See more »

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[Thorin and Co run into Beorn's house, and barely escape from a gigantic bear]
Thorin Oakenshield: What is that?
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A Mess
13 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw "The Hobbit 2: We Already Ran Out of Material." It's a bloated, poorly-paced mess of a film with dramatic lack of loyalty to its source that doesn't know what it's trying to do. Is it a comedy? An action film? A fantasy adventure? No, it fails at all three.

I can accept that sometimes a movie adaptation of a book is different from its original source. That's just how adaptations work, and if Hobbit 2 were a good film on its own, I could forgive a lot of the seemingly-arbitrary changes. But it isn't. It's filled with inconsistencies, with stupid action scenes that don't make any sense (fire will still burn you even if you're six inches away from it, guys), with humor clumsily dropped in.

I loved Lord of the Rings. I found the first Hobbit movie acceptable. But this mess of a film shows a complete lack of regard not only for the book it's supposedly based on, but also for film-goers who just want a good movie. It's silly, it's badly written, and it's bloated to the point that I was praying for it to end about an hour and a half in.

Let's face facts: The Hobbit doesn't have enough material for three movies. The reason we're getting three is that the parent corporation shelled out big bucks for the sequels, so they had to find lots of needless material to shoehorn in. Friends don't let friends attend midnight showings of this terrible movie.


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