The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Desolation of Smaug – Beyond darkness……beyond desolation…lies the greatest danger of all.


Ian McKellan————– Gandalf
Martin Freeman———- Bilbo
Richard Armitage———Thorin
Ken Stott——————- Balin
Orlando Bloom————Legolas
Evangaline Lilly———-Tauriel
Benedict Cumberbatch—Smaug/Necromancer

Directed by Peter Jackson
Screenplay by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro
Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien

The second installment of the Hobbit Trilogy pulls no punches and entertains to a level that Peter Jackson has us expecting. The movie starts out in Bree where if you watch closely you will see the director eating a piece of meat as he crosses in front of the camera (he can be spotted in The Fellowship of the Ring in the same town of Bree doing the same thing). This movie has some excellent fight sequences, one involving spiders and another involving barrels and a river. The emergence of Smaug the Dragon was brilliant and well voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. They fight and sneak their way to their former kingdom. Outside the mountain they have to find a keyhole in the “last light of Durins’ Day”. Once inside the mountain Bilbo (Freeman) has to retrieve the Arkenstone by sneaking past Smaug and giving it to Thorin. Smaug is not exactly a willing participant in this plan. This movie is almost three hours long and I was on the edge of my seat for all of it. Great movie, well done Peter Jackson.

Production Budget: N/A

Box Office
Domestic: Not finished its run yet
WorldWide: Not finished its run yet

CC Rating: 10 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gladiator, The Hobbit Trilogy.