The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Director: Peter Jackson
Running time: 161 mins Released: 13th December 2013
Web site: thehobbit.com
About The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The second part of the Lord Of The Rings prequel series. Diminutive unlikely adventurer Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) continues his quest to help Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and his unruly but brave band of exiled dwarves reclaim their homeland of Erebor. At first, they are accompanied by powerful wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) but he has business with the White Council who are trying to fight the Necromancer and has to leave his friends. Bilbo and the dwarves journey through Mirkwood where they encounter giant spiders and hostile wood-elves who have a history with Thorin's people. The gang need to get to the Lonely Mountain and defeat the fearsome dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). Will the challenge prove too great?