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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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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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The Hobbit Part 2  »

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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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Robert Kazinsky was cast as Fili and had filmed a few scenes, but left the project and returned to England about a month after filming started due to personal reasons. He was replaced by Dean O'Gorman. See more »

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At the furnaces, when Thorin taunt Smaug into breathing fire to start up the furnaces, there are plenty of wooden objects (benches, crates,...) in the path of Smaug's fire breath, that will not burn, yet the coals in the furnace almost instantly catch fire. See more »

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Thorin Oakenshield: [on his father, Thrain] You're like the others. You think he's dead.
Gandalf: I was not at the Battle of Moria...
Thorin Oakenshield: No. I was.
[flashback to the Battle of Moria; Thorin sees Azog decapitate King Thror and throw his head to the ground]
Thorin Oakenshield: NO!
[Thrain charges forward]
Thorin Oakenshield: Father...!
Thrain: Stay back!
Thorin Oakenshield: No, I will fight with you!
Thrain: Azog means to kill us all! One by one, he will destroy the line of Durin! But by my life, he shall not take my son! You will stay here!
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Excellent!
7 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the words of J.R. Tolkien - "Things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway"(The Hobbit, Chapter 3, paragraph 26).

"The Desolation of Smaug" is sure to satisfy those who thought the first installment dragged its feet. From the first frame to the last, the movie is a thrilling achievement of Peter's. The action is none like we've seen in any middle-earth installment. The visual effects are much improved, the pace is seamless, and the danger is ever more present. Yet through it all, Bilbo and the company's journey to reclaim the Lonely Mountain is not forgotten as the driving force of this tale.


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