The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2013, Fantasy/Adventure, 2h 40m

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While still slightly hamstrung by "middle chapter" narrative problems and its formidable length, The Desolation of Smaug represents a more confident, exciting second chapter for the Hobbit series. Read critic reviews

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Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his companions (Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage) continue east. More dangers await them, including the skin-changer Beorn and the giant spiders of Milkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood Elves, Bilbo and the dwarves journey to Lake-town and, finally, to the Lonely Mountain, where they face the greatest danger of all: the fearsome dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).

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Audience Reviews for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

  • Jan 20, 2019
    I'm happy to be back in this world, but Empire this ain't.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2016
    another enjoyable episode of middle earth. highlight of this one had to be legolas.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2015
    It has its moments, but I feel that on the whole this is just a boring and pointless film. Nothing really happens here...this is just a bridge between the first and final films in the series.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 26, 2014
    25 minutes of average video-game cutaway material in a three hour bore fest. Martin Freeman decent enough, though.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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