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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Certificate
12 Certificate
Title
155 Mins
Released
2013
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Packshot of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
155 Mins
Released
2013

Directed by Peter Jackson. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the great wizard Gandalf The Grey (Ian McKellen) survived the first part of their treacherous journey. But now they must continue their dangerous quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom Of Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). With Richard Armitage and James Nesbitt. Moderate violence and threat.

Cast & Connections

Cast

Director

  • Peter Jackson

Screenwriters

  • Peter Jackson and
  • Guillermo del Toro

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Come now. Don't be shy. Step into the light!

Did you know?

  • This film is based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book of the same name.
  • The art department built identical but different sized sets to make Gandalf (Ian McKellen) seem taller than his hobbit and dwarf friends.
  • Martin Freeman had weapons training and learnt how to ride a horse in "dwarf boot camp" to prepare for his role as Bilbo Baggins in this film.
  • This film was shot on location in New Zealand.
  • Co-writer Guillermo del Toro also directed Pacific Rim and Pan's Labyrinth.

Awards

  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2013 Editing - Brent Burge
    • 2013 Sound Mixing - Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Tony Johnson
    • 2013 Visual Effects - Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Make Up/Hair - Peter King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater
    • 2013 Visual Effects - Eric Reynolds, David Clayton, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon

Box Office

U.K.
£42.92 million
U.S.
$258.25 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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