The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D HFR

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D HFR

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D HFR

Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth continues with part two of his three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit in 3D and at 48 frames per second (higher frame rate). Young Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), legendary warrior Thorin Oakensheild (Richard Armitage) and a posse of 13 dwarves journey to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug.

Having passed the Lonely Mountain and the goblin tunnels, the cavalcade must now traverse spider-infested forests, the lands of the unforgiving Elves and a poverty-stricken lakeside town on the verge of political collapse. But in the very mountain kingdom the dwarves are trying to reclaim, Bilbo’s greatest challenge lies dormant: the almighty dragon Smaug.

2013Rating: M, Fantasy violence161 minsUSA, New Zealand
AdventureFantasy3D
86%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Bring out your Hobbits

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The second in the trilogy (but 3rd will be split to make 4 in total), all from a single 310page book! Peter Jackson is amazing, as this film really hipes me up for the next. Took me a rollercoaster emotional ride, the ever empending ending seemed forever away, yet nearly ended 3-4times! For a flick nearly 3hrs long, it...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This robust, action-packed adventure benefits from a headier sense of forward momentum and a steady stream of 3D-enhanced thrills.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Despite suffering from middle-act wobbles... nevertheless delivers rousing action, incredible visuals and one stupendous dragon.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Exhaustion has set in by the time Bilbo and his friends encounter Smaug... so it's a good thing that that's when Jackson goes full bore with the adrenalizing, digitally augmented braggadocio.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Desolation of Smaug is a cheerfully entertaining and exhilarating adventure tale, a supercharged Saturday morning picture: it's mysterious and strange and yet Jackson also effortlessly conjures up that genial quality that distinguishes The Hobbit from the more solemn Rings stories.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Unnecessarily sprawling... It’s hard to fight the feeling that The Hobbit simply isn’t an epic story, and the efforts to expand it into one leave it feeling like an anvil crammed into a sock.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

After exhibiting an almost craven fidelity to his source material the first time out, Jackson gets the drama in gear here from the outset with a sense of storytelling that possesses palpable energy and purpose.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Middle-earth's got its mojo back. A huge improvement on the previous installment, this takes our adventurers into uncharted territory and delivers spectacle by the ton.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This robust, action-packed adventure benefits from a headier sense of forward momentum and a steady stream of 3D-enhanced thrills.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Despite suffering from middle-act wobbles... nevertheless delivers rousing action, incredible visuals and one stupendous dragon.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Exhaustion has set in by the time Bilbo and his friends encounter Smaug... so it's a good thing that that's when Jackson goes full bore with the adrenalizing, digitally augmented braggadocio.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The Desolation of Smaug is a cheerfully entertaining and exhilarating adventure tale, a supercharged Saturday morning picture: it's mysterious and strange and yet Jackson also effortlessly conjures up that genial quality that distinguishes The Hobbit from the more solemn Rings stories.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Unnecessarily sprawling... It’s hard to fight the feeling that The Hobbit simply isn’t an epic story, and the efforts to expand it into one leave it feeling like an anvil crammed into a sock.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

After exhibiting an almost craven fidelity to his source material the first time out, Jackson gets the drama in gear here from the outset with a sense of storytelling that possesses palpable energy and purpose.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Middle-earth's got its mojo back. A huge improvement on the previous installment, this takes our adventurers into uncharted territory and delivers spectacle by the ton.

5.0
0

Bring out your Hobbits

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The second in the trilogy (but 3rd will be split to make 4 in total), all from a single 310page book! Peter Jackson is amazing, as this film really hipes me up for the next. Took me a rollercoaster emotional ride, the ever empending ending seemed forever away, yet nearly ended 3-4times! For a flick nearly 3hrs long, it...

5.0
0