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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Details

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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Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Bilbo first confronts Smaug, he explains who he is in various nicknames. He says that he comes from "under hill", to which Smaug replies, "Underhill?" This is the name by which Frodo Baggins covered his true identity in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), as per Gandalf's request. See more »

Goofs

As the company prepares to enter Mirkwood, the skies become overcast and it begins to rain. During this scene, there are shots of Gandalf where light and shadows show that he is standing in bright sunlight instead of overcast skies, with digital rain added in after filming. See more »

Quotes

Balin: [sees a chamber full of dead dwarves, with their only means of escape blocked] The last of our kin. They must have come here hoping beyond hope. We could make for the mines. Might last a few days.
Thorin Oakenshield: No. I will not die like this, cowering, clawing for breath. We make for the forges.
Dwalin: He'll see us! Sure as death.
Thorin Oakenshield: Not if we split up.
Balin: Thorin, we'll never make it.
Thorin Oakenshield: Some of us might. Lead him to the forges. We kill the dragon. If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together!
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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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The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug: Alike the first, impressive but not ground breaking
30 November 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Lord Of The Rings trilogy blew me away, they were truly outstanding masterpieces that deserved every bit of recognition they got.

The Hobbit I delayed due to a laundry list of concerns, all of which are being confirmed now I'm finally getting around to them.

They look beautiful, they are a lot of fun, but compared to LOTR they are alike Mythica movies.

The whole franchise has become a cash grab, the Hobbit should have been one single movie and without all the excessive alterations. Yes I know LOTR had changes, but not to this devastating extent.

Desolation Of Smaug certainly has it's moments, I especially enjoyed the spiders and the not so jolly romp through the cursed forest. Thankfully the film isn't as goofy as the first either which was a welcome relief.

Alas it's no better, it still feels lackluster. This is The Hobbit, one of the greatest tales ever put to paper! So why do these movies feel so underwhelming? I enjoyed this I truly did, but not as much as I should have and that right there is the problem.

The Good:

Forest scene was great

Looks stunning

The Bad:

As neat as the barrels scene is it's about as realistic as Tara Reeds boobs

Second movie, second stock scream

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Bilbo Baggins has never seen Arachnophobia (1990), don't.....pluck.....the web

Walnuts make great pillows

Whatever Cumberbatch was paid it was FAR too much


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