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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.

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

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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Trivia

Orlando Bloom appeared on posters promoting American libraries and reading, on which he is seen reading one of Tolkien's books. One such poster hung in the library of Klein High School, where his on-screen father, Lee Pace, went to school. See more »

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When Gandalf fights Azog at Dol Guldur, his sword falls from his hand and he is thrown backwards. Immediately afterwards, his sword is sheathed at his waist, despite the fact that he is now holding his staff in both hands and could not have sheathed it. See more »

Quotes

Kili: Aren't you going to search me? I could have anything down my trousers.
Tauriel: Or nothing.
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Alternate Versions

The shot showing that the Dwarves have lost the path in Mirkwood is present in the theatrical version but is not included in the Extended Edition. See more »


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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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Easiest 10 I've given in a long time
11 December 2013 | by tommygunfethSee all my reviews

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug

Just a heads up: I loved the LOTR Trilogy, and I had/have some insane high hopes about The Hobbit Trilogy. And I really enjoyed the first film. I admit I was first a bit confused after viewing the first one, but after a second viewing (plus having watched all the behind the scenes material) I was convinced.

Now... The Desolation of Smaug is a heck of a ride.

I was worried when I read reviews that talked about a "fast paced" film, and it being a good thing. But now I know what they meant.

You get introduced to so many new places and people. And you'd think that would be bad since it's already hard to keep track of the dwarfs. But the pace of the film keeps the viewer interested at all times.

When the new characters come in, we're given just enough time with them to fall in love with the characters. Thranduil, Tauriel, Bard, Beorn... They shine on screen, but again not more than they have to. We get much time with Bilbo and his journey, and of course with the dwarfs.

It's just intensely exciting, with great drama, great acting, thrilling action... I seriously lack words...

And the ending... You want more...

Now I never thought I'd say this... But this film is better than Return of the King... I NEVER thought those words would leave my mouth...

Enjoy it..

10/10

Easiest 10 I've ever given...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

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, 15 December 2013

Gross USA:

$258,366,855

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$958,366,855
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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