The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • 2013
  • US / New Zealand
  • 2h 41min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Written by: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay), J. R. R. Tolkien (novel)
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage
  • UK release: 13 December 2013

Jackson continues his epic Tolkien hexalogy with the second of his films based on The Hobbit.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

11 Dec 20133 stars

The lively set-pieces are undoubtedly impressive, but Jackson's bloated sequel is way too long

It may represent an improvement on An Unexpected Journey but Peter Jackson continues to test the patience of Lord of The Rings fans with bloated sequel, The Desolation of Smaug. Clocking in at in excess of two and a half hours, this second film in The…

WATCH: New trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

1 Oct 2013

New trailer offers the first glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch's Smaug the Dragon

The new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has debuted, offering fans their long-awaited first glimpse of the titular dragon, as voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. The Star Trek Into Darkness and Sherlock star is joined in the trailer by…

New trailer and picture gallery for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

12 Jun 2013

The second part in Jackson's second Tolkien trilogy features Bilbo, Gandalf, Legolas... and a dragon

The trailer for the next instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has been released, and it's a bit of a doozy. As with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jackson's been fairly liberal with what's in the original book and what he's added in from…

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