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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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Released:  Friday, December 13, 2013  
Length:  126 minutes
Studio: New Line Cinema
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Rating: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

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Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended 3D Blu-ray Review


The second movie in the Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug sees our trusted band of adventurers, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman; Love Actually), Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen; Xmen: Days of Future Past) and Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage; Captain America: The First Avenger) heading to the Lonely Mountain with the dream of reclaiming their kingdom. Standing between them and the wretched Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) there is adventure, bags of it! The groups quest takes in Mirkwood full of elves and arachnoids, being pursued by a band of orcs hell bent on stopping them by any means possible and finally the ever so corrupt town of Lake Town. All of these events occurring before they even come face to face with a dragon.  
Bringing Tolkien's world to life is something Peter Jackson has done remarkably well in the past. While the original theatrical releases won over the plaudits, many wait for the extended editions discs before casting final judgment. The original Rings trilogy was much better with the new and extended scenes added.  And while I was not too keen on the first movie in The Hobbit trilogy at the cinema the extended edition disc certainly made for a better viewing. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on the other hand was a tale of true get up and go adventuring, that I really did not want to end.  It's probably Jackson most complete to date so I wondered what an extended disc could offer.  Lots!
With three brand new clips and eleven extended scenes, there is a staggering twenty five minutes added to the running time.  None of the extra footage detracts from the storyline.  In fact, it is the total opposite, making the tale a more complete story. There is something about the backdrops Jackson uses for middle earth that makes it stand out more in high definition.  Cliffs, for example, look more daunting while raging white water look oh so cold, and it is even more stunning in 3D. The 3D version of the movie is spread over 2 discs and is very crisp on the eye, mixed with superb audio making for pleasurable viewing.
The five disc set offers a whole host of supplementary material, trailers and features that will take you behind the scenes of movie, giving you an insight to just what goes into making a Middle Earth movie.  The discs include:
  1. Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter
  2. The Appendices – The Appendices Parts IX and X showcase an immersive multi-part history of the filming of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, covering pre-production in the various departments of the film in the months leading up to the start of principal photography, training, the work done on set and in the world of its digital effects.
  3. New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 2
Originally The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the one film Peter Jackson has made in the realm of Middle Earth that I didn't think needed an extended edition, but now I've seen it, I was wrong.  I am eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the franchise.  Bring on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

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