The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Desolation of Smaug

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Bilbo Baggins continues on in his journey with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim their lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

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Reading_Right
Sep 08, 2018

Good production quality, acting, & effects, but the 3 film series is almost 7.5 hours of non-stop fighting, and though it's done pretty well, it's the just the same thing, over, and over, and over (and over). After a while, since you know exactly how the fight scenes will go, and progress (with all the Follywood clichés, e.g. NOTHING will kill the main bad guys until the end, and certain people are "sacrificed" regardless), the circumstances each confrontation takes place in, just become a blur, with the same responses and 'clichéic' dialog. In fact, some of the arguments/disagreements/conflicts within the group seem very manufactured, and are just done over & over, after they've been resolved. More time could be spent on the story, and the whole thing done in half the time.
I also feel that the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy does this to a certain degree, but there is much more regarding the story, and some change ups.

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BrandonBlanchard
Sep 08, 2018

The best of the trilogy, and Benedict Cumberpatch's performance as Smaug is a treat to watch. I'm okay with the inclusion of Legolas and Tauriel, but the romantic triangle seems a little forced.

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technic11
Sep 02, 2018

Better

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scamander
Apr 21, 2018

great movie but i suggest you get the battle of the five armies and the desolation of smaug at the same time because it end in big cliffhanger

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green_zebu_65
Jan 02, 2018

Good movie, but I don't think of it as the Hobbit. Just a completely separate thing. I hated that they added Tauriel, and Legolas isn't in the book either.

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ShasCho
Dec 29, 2017

Epic failure.
Peter Jackson crafted lush, dense, authentic, magnificent videos
of each book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy,
true to both the spirit and details of Tolkien’s monumental text.
The Hobbit, prequel to the saga,
became a pointless clownish cartoon under Jackson’s direction.
I’m surprised the cast didn’t mutiny.
Just read the book,
or listen to the audiobook narrated by Rob Inglis.
Much, much better than this silly video.

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green_rabbit_695
Dec 26, 2017

We rented this movie and the disc was all scratched up and it frozen a lot and skip half the movie as well.

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swyckl
Nov 23, 2017

I liked this Sci-Fi DVD. It is not appropriate for children. There is a lot of violence. I like the whole series. I like the whole series for "The Hobbit" and "The Lord Of The Rings". I recommend watching "The Hobbit" first.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 07, 2017

A man named Bilbo Baggins went on an adventure with Thorin Oakenshield and his company of dwarves as well as a wizard named Gandalf. This story comes before The Lord of The Rings, so I would recommend reading this before that. Bilbo and company go to a place called the Lonely Mountain and they work together to try to get rid of the Dragon that lives in that mountain called Smaug. It is a very dangerous journey and Smaug lays asleep in a pile of treasure which originally belonged to Thorin’s grandfather Thrór. The most precious item out of the whole treasure is called Arkenstone. Bilbo’s nickname is The Thief and Thorin makes a deal with him. He says if he can go into the Lonely Mountain and steal the Arkenstone itself, he will give him a third of the treasure. Bilbo agrees, and their adventure to the Desolation of Smaug begins.
- @redninam of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

The Hobbit series has fallen prey to the new trend of splitting up one book into multiple movies. As such the movies tend to drag on, and this one is no different. I know that it would have been hard to include all of the detail that made the Hobbit what it was, but three movies was too much. This movie is filled with many flashy scenes that try to capture, or regain your attention, but that is very hard to do if your audience has already fallen asleep. As part of the Lord of the Rings series many people are obligated to go and see this movie, because it is part of something that they love, and that is probably the only thing that made this movie any money. Overall I could have done without this entire movie and only split the book into two movies, if you split it up at all. 1 out of 5 stars.
- @sweaterz of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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oluja
Jan 03, 2017

Great movie, close enough to the book. The only bias is the presence of this Tauriel of ours... she doesn't belong... period. But, in the 2010ies you cannot make a movie without having some strong female characters I guess... even if it doesn't make sense -see the new Ghostbusters :( - now I'll be waiting for the male version of Pollyanna.

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green_zebu_65
Jan 02, 2018

green_zebu_65 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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green_owl_504
Aug 28, 2017

green_owl_504 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Tabaqui
Oct 03, 2016

Tabaqui thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Team_6_The_Banana_Slugs thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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iluvtea
Mar 08, 2015

iluvtea thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Tamuril2341
Jan 31, 2015

Tamuril2341 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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picklepepper26
Nov 06, 2014

picklepepper26 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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sichengwang
Sep 14, 2014

sichengwang thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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JihadiConservative
Jul 25, 2014

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

7Liberty7 Jun 12, 2014

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Tabaqui
Oct 09, 2016

Legolas: "Do not think I won't kill you, dwarf. It would be my pleasure."

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Tamuril2341
Dec 27, 2014

" Something made of gold....."
-Smaug

"Do not think I want to kill you dwarf. It would be my pleasure"
- Legolas (Orlando Bloom)

aaa5756 Jun 30, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

7Liberty7 May 26, 2014

SMAUG: "It's gold, it's...preciousss!"

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solveigprictor
May 24, 2014

She walks in starlight.....

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Monolith
May 20, 2014

Bard the Bowman: "The Lord of Silver Fountains... The King of Carven Stone... The King Beneath the Mountain... shall come into his own... And the bells shall ring in gladness... at the Mountain King's return... But all shall fail in sadness... and the Lake will shine and burn..."

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Emily_J_Black
May 19, 2014

"You care about them? Good. Then you can watch them die." ~Smaug.

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Medina12
May 17, 2014

Thranduil: Do not talk to me of dragon fire! I know its wrath and ruin. I have faced the great serpents of the North. I warned your grandfather of what his greed would summon, but he would not listen. You are just like him. Stay here if you will and rot, 100 years is a mere blink in the life of an elf, I'm patient, I can wait.

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jimg2000
May 13, 2014

Legolas: It is not our fight.

Tauriel: [reluctant] It is our fight. It will not end here. With every victory this evil will grow. If your father has his way, we will do nothing. We will hide within our walls, live our lives away from the light and let darkness descend. Are we are not part of this world? Tell me, Mellon, when did we let evil become stronger than us?

Lots more quotes from IMDb.

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Tinuviel246
Apr 22, 2014

Smaug: "I am fire,I am.....DEATH!"

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picklepepper26
May 01, 2015

Violence: Lots of it. Brutal killing. Brutal fighting. Not good for little kids. It's rated PG-13 for a reason.

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Tamuril2341
Feb 04, 2015

Other: Love story

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Tamuril2341
Feb 04, 2015

Violence: Lots of fighting......ugly orc faces

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JihadiConservative
Jul 25, 2014

Violence: Fighting with no blood. Nowhere near as violent as lotr.

7Liberty7 Jun 12, 2014

Violence: Several fighting scenes including one with dwarves, elves, and giant spiders, and another with dwarves, elves and orcs. There is one at Laketown which involves orcs and Bard's children (for a few moments) that might frighten young children.

7Liberty7 Jun 12, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The giant spiders, Orcs, Smaug, the part with Sauron, and the fighting scenes have a high likelihood to frighten young children.

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ganz50
Mar 17, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: includes lots of frightening and intense scenes

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7Liberty7 Jun 12, 2014

After escaping death from the Orcs and giant Spiders and imprisonment from the Elves, Bilbo Baggins and the 13 dwarves are smuggled into Laketown. From there 9 of the dwarves make it to the Misty Mountains where they manage to awake and provoke Smaug.

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