The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  161 min.
Release Date: December 13, 2013
DVD: April 8, 2014

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Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, John Bell, Manu Bennett

Inspiration: J.R.R. Tolkien

Synopsis

In the second film of The Hobbit trilogy, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) continues his journey with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

When Gandalf leaves the Dwarves to go on a mission of his own, they're attacked by Orcs, then by giant spiders in the cursed forest. Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) bring them to King Thranduil (Lee Pace), who imprisons them.

Meanwhile, Bilbo, who wasn't captured, works to get them free. With the help of Bard (Luke Evans), the Dwarves arm themselves and set out to confront the Dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).

Director: Peter Jackson
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Fran Walsh, Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Peter Jackson
Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Official Site: www.thehobbit.com