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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Movie Review

In theatres: December 13

Running Time: 2 hours and 41 minutes

Genre: Fantasy/ Adventure

Rating: PG 13

Cast: Martin Freeman/Bilbo Baggins, Benedict Cumberbatch/Smaug, Evangeline Lily/ Tauriel, Ian McKellin/Gandolph, Orlando Bloom/Legolas, and Richard Armitage/Thorin Oakenshield

Calling all Hobbit fans! For those who loved The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey the time has finally come to see "The Desolation of Smaug". For some fans the wait for this second film in the Hobbit film trilogy seemed like forever. For those of you who waited patiently, great! However, you will need to wait for the next sequel to find out how The Desolation of Smaug will end! This was the cliffhanger to end all cliffhanger movies. Having said that, I can't wait to see "The Hobbit: There and Back Again"

The makeup in this movie was really good from the big feet of Bilbo Baggins to elf ears to fire breathing dragons. This film was action packed and constantly pushed on the "play" button. While trying to keep ahead of the orcs, the Dwarfs, Bilbo Baggins and Gandolph reluctantly begin their journey traveling by foot through the Mirk Forest. While Gandolph was sent to the mountain, the Dwarfs and Bilbo Baggins found themselves lost midst a nest of sleeping spiders. Any arachnophobes please stay seated! Luckily the beautiful wood elves save the day, unfortunately it's only to capture the Dwarfs and imprison them!

The fighting scenes in this sequel are great! The brave and bendable Dwarfs really get bounced around a lot and it is quite comical! "The Wood Elves, could show Kitness from the Hunger Games a thing or two when it comes to using a bow and arrow.

Overall, this movie was full of fantasy and adventure and I do believe that the Hobbit fans will be eagerly awaiting the third film in this trilogy.

Review by Shari Jacobs