Overall Rank: 605
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 184
Theatrical Release Date: 12/13/2013
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/08/2014
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch
Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019
The best installment in "The Hobbit" trilogy, and the most reminiscent of the powerful epic that was "The Lord of the Rings."
Rod - wrote on 07/04/2015
I salute Peter Jackson for another great, entertaining film. I loved all the actions! Watching this made me feel like reading the book series.
Allison - wrote on 06/12/2014
Please stop the overly long movies that are way out of proportion with the books.
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/18/2016
Gute Fantasy Filme sind rar. Für mich stellt es jedes Mal einen Glücksfall dar, wenn ein neues gelungenes Epos das Licht der Welt erblickt! Wer einmal die Treppe herunter steigt in unseren (zweiten) DVD Ausstellungs-Raum, dorthin, wo ich die Sektion Fantasy aufgestellt habe, der wird merken, wie schwierig es ist, noch etwas zu entdecken. Der erste Hobbit gehörte für mich nicht zu diesen seltenen Lichtblicken. Nun kommt also der zweite Teil der Reise: The Desolation of Smaug. In dem Moment, da wir die Konfrontation von Bilbo Baggins (Beutlin) und dem Drachen Smaug (der mit der fürchterlichen Stimme von Benedict Cumberbatch spricht) erleben, hat mich dieser Mittelteil bereits überzeugt: Peter Jackson ordnet die einzelnen Elemente, er baut emotionale Spannung auf - er findet zurück …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/08/2015
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 …
Indyfreak - wrote on 07/24/2014
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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