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Release
13 December 2013
Certificate 12A
Cast
Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch , Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly
Director(s)
Peter Jackson
Screenwriter(s)
Phillipa Boyens, Fran Walsh, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson

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OUT 13 DECEMBER 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Genres Action, Fantasy

Film synopsis To complete their quest to Erebor, Bilbo (Freeman) and the dwarves must pick their way through a phantasmal forest, navigate raging rapids and escape the clutches of Lake-town's corrupt Master (Fry). Then there's the small matter of a dragon...

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RE: Desolation of Smaug
the movie was slow and dragged on and on, then when the fun starts it ends.  More

Posted by owlfall at 02:13, 11 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Desolation of Smaug
Yes, The LOTR is one film chopped into 3 for necessity sake just like the book. All of the extended versions of each LOTR film are 10/10 anyway. The FOTR is the most faithful and Tolkien-esque The TT has the best opening and the best ending. The ROTK has the most emotional weight and many of my favourite scenes. The Hobbit trilogy was never going to be as good as let alone better than The Lord of the Rings but I still hope Jackson 'knocks it out of the park', as the Yanks would sa More

Posted by MDG_78 at 16:22, 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Desolation of Smaug
If I did have to place them in order it'd be FOTR, TTT, ROTK but any changes in quality are infinitesimal. I generally take them all as one long film anyway.  More

Posted by Gimli The Dwarf at 08:51, 21 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Desolation of Smaug
I loved the Two Towers and thought that the Battle of Helm's Deep was better executed than all of the battles in ROTK. But hey, if we all liked the same stuff the world would be a boring (but safer . So I'm hoping that the Battle of 5 Armies will be more like TTT.  More

Posted by Ref at 00:41, 21 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Desolation of Smaug
I thought I was the only one who thought that The Two Towers was the weakest of the trilogy.  More

Posted by AxlReznor at 10:08, 20 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Desolation of Smaug
L: Gimli The Dwarf I don't think I can take much more of seeing people rate the LOTR trilogy and not give them all top marks /quote] Well to be honest I was going for the cinema versions, if I went by the EEs, I'd probably move FOTR and ROTK up a notch so ROTK, at least, is 10/10. TTT, easily my least favourite of the trilogy, would stay at 8.5/10  More

Posted by Dr Lenera at 10:04, 20 December 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Gimli The Dwarf I don't think I can take much more of seeing people rate the LOTR trilogy and not give them all top marks /quote] The first one is a five-starrer, but frankly... it's a downward slide after that.  More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 00:48, 19 December 2013 | Report This Post

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I don't think I can take much more of seeing people rate the LOTR trilogy and not give them all top marks  More

Posted by Gimli The Dwarf at 23:22, 18 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Desolation of Smaug
Review elsewhere but I'd rate the films: Fellowship Of The Ring 9/10 Two Towers 8.5/10 Return Of The King 9.5/10 An Unexpectded Journey 6/10 Desolation Of Smaug 5/10  More

Posted by Dr Lenera at 21:13, 18 December 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Desolation of Smaug
L: AxlReznor Do you not get the difference between falling and being shot by an evil magic arrow? ell as both should really lead to death then I don't really get the difference, no. Edit: In fact, falling from a great height is more deadly than an evil magic arrow as that seemingly took six hours of the film to try to kill the dwarf, and a massive fall should lead to instant death.  More

Posted by Alistair at 11:22, 18 December 2013 | Report This Post

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