Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì 

Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug does not quite display the epic proportions of the first film in the series, but it seems an even better movie than the first film.  The story is exceptionally likable and perfectly adds to the first film with its deeply drawn characters and an exceptionally exciting encounter with the dragon, Smaug. Don’t miss this movie. The story just gets better and bigger with new encounters in every scene. Familiar faces appear here: Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, the Dwarves, and Sylvester McCoy. A new character addition to this story is imported from Lord of the Rings: Legalos (Orlando Bloom). Watch for the character, Bard (Luke Evans), and Master of Laketown (Stephen Fry). This movie is a perfect addition to the family home video library. 

Movie Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


The hobbit adventure that began in the movie Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues as the hobbit continues with the dwarves to help them re-establish their kingdom. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Peter Jackson for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly),  Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Thranduil (Lee Pace), Master of Lake-town (Stephen Fry), Legolas Greenleaf (Orlando Bloom), Dwalin (Graham McTavish), Balin (Ken Stott), Kili (Aidan Turner), Fili (Dean O’Gorman), Dori (Mark Hadlow), Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), Oin (John Callen), Gloin (Peter Hambleton), Bifur (William Kircher), Bofur (James Nesbitt), Bombur (Stephen Hunter), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), Beorn (Mikael Persbrandt), Radagast the Brown (Sylvester McCoy), Azog the Defiler (Manu Bennett), Bolg (Lawrence Makoare), Galion (Craig Hall), Alfrid (Ryan Gage), Bain (John Bell), Braga (Mark Mitchinson), Narzug (Ben Mitchell), Fimbul (Stephen Ure), Elros (Robin Kerr), Feren (Simon London), and Bill Ferny (Dallas Barnett). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is a great sequel that enhances the series’ value. It is more than worth watching and it tells a wonderful story well. WOW! The storyline is as deeply rich and large as the cinematography, characterization, and scene settings. Audiences will be driven to watch the upcoming third film in the series.

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