Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Last night I decided it was time I watched the second film in The Hobbit series and boy as usual Peter Jackson, New Line Cinemas and MGM do not disappoint. So on to the review.

Title - The Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug

Year of release - 2013

Genre - Adventure/Fantasy

Length - 2 hours 41 minutes

Rating - 12A

Director - Peter Jackson

Writer(s) - Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyers, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro & based on the novel by JRR Tolkien. 

Who is in it? - Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Richard Armitage as Thorin, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Evangaline Lily as Thariel, Luke Evans as Bard, Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Smaug, plus many more.

What's it about? - The second instalment of The Hobbit film trilogy continues on the quest of the dwarves to rule their kingdom once again. We follow the group through there adventure as they are continually chased by orcs and impisoned by the elves, however Bilbo using his new found ring frees the group to continue their quest with a hilarious barrel ride in the river with a battle taking place between the orcs and elves. We even see some skillful barrel surfing by Legolas. Once safe the group with the aid of Bard are able to sneak into Laketown and begin ther epic Journey into the depths of The Misty Mountain. It is then Bilbos job to sneak into the dragons lair and retrieve the precious Arken stone. However the dragon awakes and we are left waiting for the next instalment to see what happens. Talk about gripping...

Is it any good? - Err, it's better than good, it's damn right awesome.

Why should I watch it? - It would be ridiculous not to watch it.

How do you rate it overall? - 10/10

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