The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013

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The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins continues his adventure with Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield, encountering the vicious dragon Smaug.

Starring:
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman
Runtime:
2 hours 41 minutes

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Action & Adventure
Director Peter Jackson
Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman
Supporting actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Manu Bennett, Aiden Turner, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Stephen Fry, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Oscar Freak on 4 July 2014
Format: DVD
Enjoyable film, but the length of the book did require some padding out of the battle sequences to stretch it to 3 films. The concept of the three films would not have been impacted if this part of the trilogy had been kept to 2 hours. Having said that the actors gave fine performances, the action parts were well done, but like its fore runner the visual aspect was the star of the film.
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Format: Blu-ray
The Hobbit [Trilogy]

Gollum's take:

Oh no! The precious! It's gone. The nassty hobbit stole it. Spit. We hates all Hobbitses, yess, precious!
Another wicked man came, with eye-stinging smell and many hairss. It made many many promissess.
It promised us fissh, 3 times a day, if we tells our story to him.
It promised to us, it would tell the world about our predicament. Yess, preciouss.
But it lied! It told the whole story wrong. We hates it, we wants to strangle it! Ach, gollum...

No! He promised us fissh, sweet juicy fissh. He can still be a good man. Nice fella.
Smeagol promised to keep silent. We won't hurt anyone again. Gollum promised.

Oh yess? Just like we promissed the filthy nassty hobbit! And the precious is gone. Gone! Maybe forever!
No, gollum... we will walks, when the yellow face and the pale white face has gone. We will go till the end of the world and finds it.
The revenge is ourss!

But there are so many wicked things on our way. Men and elves with bright eyes. Surveillance cameras. Men hired to protect the traitor.
We are weak, yess, weak, wretched and hungry. How can we succeed? We asks?

We will finds it, we has time. We will hide under it's bed, kreep out at night, when the pale white face has gone, and sstrangle it.
Yess preciouss!

(It went on and on that way, just like the film. Boring.)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Parker on 4 July 2014
Format: DVD
So slow! With all the monsters, dragons, heroes, magic, fighting etc etc we should have really loved this film, but it seems to have got the unhappy knack of having lots of action, and yet still seeming slow! How is that even possible? Something to do with the weak story and stilted dialogue? Or was it that the action seemed a bit pointless at times, except to fill out the time?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GMR on 8 July 2014
Format: DVD
I liked it but...............I really think The Hobbit' could have been adapted into just two films. As with the first, there seems to be a lot of padding just to fill out the story which was something not required in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. I agree, it would best be described as being loosely based on Tolkien's story. and I am not sure the introduction of 'Tauriel' is of benefit, (possibly only to placate the feminist PC brigade in view of the numerous battle scenes). I will admit to finding parts of it somewhat wearisome but I have awarded it four stars because it was so well made and the graphics are extremely good. I shall though watch the third episode.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
It is a long time since I read any of Tolkien’s books, and I came to this having watched the first film, as well as the sequel Lord of the Rings trilogy. If, as with any film, you disregard the original source material and treat it on its own merits, then this is a very good sequel to the first film. The story, expanded in places, but still in keeping with the spirit of the original story, if not the fine detail – I’m sure I remember the Goblins as being less monstrous in the written version – takes us through Mirkwood, on to the Lake village, and finally into Dwarf city ‘under the mountain’. Meanwhile, Gandalf has gone off to investigate the tombs of the Nazgul, and to look into Dol Guldur, where a Shadow is walking…

This is a fast-moving adventure, despite being over two and a half hours long. I kept checking the elapsed time, just in case I was approaching a cliffhanger, only to find there was much more time to go. Note that the end credits take up ten minutes, so adjust your expectations accordingly. It really is an epic story told in an epic way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nigel A M Seed on 20 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I loved the Lord of the Rings and was hoping the Hobbit trilogy would be as good. The first one was OK but this was really disappointing. I was bored to tears by it. I do not think I will waste my money on the third one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Master Luke Cavanagh on 22 July 2014
Format: DVD
I very much enjoyed The Hobbit 1 so I had very high expectations for this one when I got it on DVD I was hoping for it to be good but it was quite bad . I still think I will see the 3rd one anyway
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane Eyre on 16 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you are having problems getting to sleep at night, this comes highly recommended. Boring and slow with CGI overkill - very disappointing
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