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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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Peter Jackson

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Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf
Martin Freeman ... Bilbo
Richard Armitage ... Thorin
Ken Stott ... Balin
Graham McTavish ... Dwalin
William Kircher ... Bifur
James Nesbitt ... Bofur
Stephen Hunter ... Bombur
Dean O'Gorman ... Fili
Aidan Turner ... Kili
John Callen ... Oin
Peter Hambleton ... Gloin
Jed Brophy ... Nori
Mark Hadlow ... Dori
Adam Brown ... Ori
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit Part 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Technical Specs

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most notably, Smaug was apparently a four-legged western dragon in the first film, but to follow the description in the book, referring to him as a "Wyrm", he was redesigned to be a more snake or bird-like Wyvern-type dragon in the second film. In the Blu-ray Extended Edition of the first movie, his forelimbs were changed to winged arms. Many other parts of his body have also been altered from what he looked like in the first movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Thranduil: You have found a way in. You seek that which would bestow upon you, the right to rule. The King's Jewel. The Arkenstone. It is precious to you beyond measure, I understand that. The gems in the Mountain that I, too, desire... White gems, of pure starlight. I offer you my help. I will let you go, if you but return what is mine.
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I See Fire
Written by Ed Sheeran
Performed by Ed Sheeran
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
Ed Sheeran appears courtesy of Asylum Records UK
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Children's movie in the shape of a fantasy-adventure
22 April 2014 | by christian-reichholdSee all my reviews

Aside from the mega- hype that the Hobbit has triggered, you should be aware that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is little profound and, at best, a children's movie in the shape of a fantasy-adventure. The very nice atmosphere and scenery of the film takes the viewer into a rather artificial Middle-earth and despite many references to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it doesn't portray this world as it was imagined by Tolkien, or how the previous trilogy portrayed it. Mostly created using CGI and green screen it simply doesn't appear real and you feel like a stranger in Middle-earth . Real Tolkien fans who love to read the books avoid this film because it makes a fool of one the greatest masterpieces in the history of film and literature.


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