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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Movie Information

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Martin Freeman
Richard Armitage
Ian McKellen
Orlando Bloom
Evangeline Lilly
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Bilbo Baggins, with Thorin and company, have successfully navigated the Misty Mountains. Now they face the new danger of the Mirkwood Forest - and Gandalf has left them to themselves. If they can make it to the human settlement of Lake-town, Biblo will have to live up to his "burglar" contract and use the secret door of Lonely Mountain and confront the dragon Smaug. -- Chris Kavan

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Rod 07/04/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I salute Peter Jackson for another great, entertaining film. I loved all the actions! Watching this made me feel like reading the book series.

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Allison 06/12/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Please stop the overly long movies that are way out of proportion with the books.

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Daniel Corleone 01/16/2014 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Much better than the first but its plot and length was just grueling. The CGI was not impressive compared to previous installments. Bilbo is just a character not worth following and it seems the quest was just uneventful compared to Frodo's. The protagonists were again bountiful but nice to see some familiar faces in action while the antagonists was just not as fearsome. Overall, worth viewing for its direction, action and character development to fit the pieces together. Not much else to review about and nothing to rave either.

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12/08/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Desolation Of Smaug" by Yojimbo

Bilbo and his dwarven entourage finally make their way into Lonely Mountain to confront Smaug and retake the Arkenstone. The seemingly endless journey of Bilbo Baggins continues very much in the same vein as the previous film. The first act in particular is just another fantasy road movie punctuated by action sequences that play out like a level of Crash Bandicoot but when the motley gang reach Laketown and encounter Bard, things get a little more interesting. Stephen Fry and the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch are nice additions to the supporting cast, Evangeline Lilly makes a fine action heroine and the fact that they actually reach their destination means the film has rather more dramatic momentum than the original. As a result The Desolation Of Smaug is rather better than An Unexpected ...

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07/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Move over Draco, Smaug's got you beat!

Now that's more like it, Peter Jackson! This is the Hobbit movie I bet everyone was expecting to see back in 2012. The epic scope of the adventure is finally realized this time around.
The reappearance of Legolas is a definite fan-service but he's still cool. His new friend Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) is a complete badass but as a female character, she's still unfortunately shackled to a hackneyed love story and it's with one of the dwarves! This setback is counterbalanced by the long awaited appearance of Smaug (voiced by Sherlock) who is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
In short, having a bigger story, better action, and a supporting cast that you actually remember is what makes "The Desolation of Smaug" vastly superior to the marvelously made but still meandering first installment.

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01/01/2014 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Recaptures Everything Great about LOTR

The news that three new movies were going to be made by the same crew that had made the modern masterpieces known as the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy certainly set a high bar for the quality of the pictures to be made. This to me seemed unrealistic, considering three movies were going to be made from a book about as big as your average DVD case. That said, I had expected better than "An Unexpected Journey". The movie lacked literally everything that had made the original Trilogy great: the use of special effects to make fantastic rooms, landscapes and creatures of extraordinary grandeur, great acts of heroism in the face of absolute hopelessness, and the success of the most unusual individuals against impossible odds. That being said, "The Desolation of Smaug" recaptured everything great a...

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