"Hobbit: Desolation of the Smaug" will hit theaters in India Friday, Dec 13 . The movie has already released in some countries to mixed reviews. The latest product from director Peter Jackson's kitty, however, has some surprises in store including a love triangle.
According to several reports, the movie is not only better than the first installment “Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey” but is also funnier, livelier and ensures enough action to last you a week, at least!
The plot of “Hobbit: Desolation of the Smaug” is an adventure of the hero hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who is travelling with the great magician Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and a group of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) to reclaim Erebor, the lost dwarf kingdom and the Lonely Mountain.
The journey of the company takes them through mysterious lands and throws their way some dangerous encounters including a large swarm of giant arachnids and the skin-changer Beom.
The company also battles the wood-elves and here is where the love interest forms. There is a certain fighter elf ‘Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly)’ who is the central point of affection for Legolas (yes! Orlando Bloom is back) and Kili, the dwarf.
Note: Legolas’s return and the character Tauriel does not exist in the book. The plot was straight out of Jackson’s head!
The company reaches Lake Town and finally ventures into the lonely mountain, where they must battle ‘Smaug’- a terrifying, daunting, fire-breathing monster- the dragon.
Also, Bilbo is in possession of a magical ring!
Check out the trailer of the movie below:
While some reviews suggest that the film hangs in 'movie limbo' for a while, everybody agrees to one fact: Smaug is the coolest monster in movie-land ever and is the sole air-bender for the film. Voiced by Benedict Cumberbach, Smaug's entry is late but worth waiting for.
"It's exciting, improbable, funny in its derring-do and a reminder that Jackson, as a filmmaker, can do many things, including finding the precise way to send arrow after arrow through skull after skull, while tossing in a few beheadings, and yet somehow maintain a PG-13 rating. And the right spirit," Michael Phillips wrote for, the Chicago Tribune.
However, for those who are expecting the movie to stand up to the book, this shall be a dampener. We suggest Tolkien readers enjoy the movie without bringing in pages of the novel into perception.
See you at the movies!