The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Desolation of Smaug

DVD - 2014 | DVD two-disc special edition
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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 Kingdopm of Erebor.
Publisher: Burbank, California : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2014]
Edition: DVD two-disc special edition
Branch Call Number: J FIC
Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish soundtracks with optional English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing), French or Spanish subtitles
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (161 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Alternative Title: Desolation of Smaug


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Well as you can probably tell from the rating, I thought this movie was stupid. The cinematography and Bard were the only upsides. Everything else was horror-worthy. My inner Tolkien nerd was literally throwing up all over the place at how much Peter Jackson ruined the wonderful book known as The Hobbit. So... the only thing that was good was their portrayal of Bard the to-be dragonslayer and Thorin. And everything else was bad. Just bad. The barrel scene was very stupid. I recommend skipping it.

Feb 16, 2021

Good action and effects. This 2-disc special edition dedicated an entire disc to behind the scenes special features which were interesting. This is the 2nd installment in the "Hobbit" trilogy.

Jul 19, 2020

I love it !!!! Not as good as LOTR but its still good middle earth fun ~420

Mar 21, 2020

Pretty decent movie, the 2nd of the Hobbit film trilogy. A 2nd LOTR trilogy seems a little bit over kill, however, Hobbit fans probably don't mind. It's nice to finally see the LOTR made into outstanding movies. Read the books back in early '70's, (if you think the movies are long, try reading the books, a guilty pleasure). Definitely worth watching all 6 movies in the series. As a bonus the New Zealand locations/scenery are spectacular, top notch. And Smaug is probably the best dragon in movies. Just sit back & enjoy.

Feb 26, 2019

The movie is good but it did not live up to the book.

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.

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.

Sep 02, 2018

Better than first The Hobbit

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

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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Oct 09, 2016

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

Dec 27, 2014

" Something made of gold....."

"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!"

solveigprictor May 24, 2014

She walks in starlight.....

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..."

May 19, 2014

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

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.

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.

Apr 22, 2014

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

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

Feb 04, 2015

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

Feb 04, 2015

Other: Love story

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.

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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