The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Last weekend saw the release of the second part of the movie adaptation of J.R.R Tolkein’s acclaimed fantasy novel, The Hobbit. Directed by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and boasting a very impressive ensemble casts The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is looking to be the standout box office hit over the holiday season.

Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey during the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his companions (Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage) continue east. More dangers await them, including the skin-changer Beorn and the giant spiders of Milkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood Elves, Bilbo and the dwarves journey to Lake-town and, finally, to the Lonely Mountain, where they face the greatest danger of all: the fearsome dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is in Cinemas now.