The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D

[12a]

New Zealand, United States 2013, 161 mins
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian Mckellen, Cate Blanchett

The phenomenal success of Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY in 2012 makes THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG probably the most eagerly awaited film of the holiday season, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Martin Freeman is back as the nervy adventurer Bilbo Baggins. Thorin (Richard Armitage) and his cohorts having braved the treacherous journey back to Laketown, it’s up to Bilbo to honour his contract with the Dwarves and find the secret door in Lonely Mountain that will reveal the lair of Smaug the dragon, voiced by Freeman’s Sherlock co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.

With Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen reprising their previous pivotal roles, and Evangeline Lilly (Lost) and Orlando Bloom (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) signed up to add extra weight to the evolving narrative, the adventure reaches thrilling new levels.