(Note that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is no longer among the 50 highest grossing films of all time.)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug grossed $958.4 million over a $217 million budget, making it the 4th-highest-grossing film of 2013 and the 44th-highest-grossing film of all time. Based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, it is a sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey(2012), the second film in The Hobbittrilogy, and the 5th (chronologically 2nd) film in the Middle-Earth franchise.
This review contains spoilers.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The movie is the second part to The Hobbit trilogy. The movie continues following the same characters as they continue making their way to the mountain home of the Dwarves. Along the way they are hounded by obstacles and Azog.
The second installment to The Hobbit trilogy is truly a bloated mess. The first…
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