The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Beyond darkness... beyond desolation... lies the greatest danger of all.

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Podcast Release Date:
Dec 12, 2014

Lord of the Rings Series Episode 8

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​He is fire…he is death…he is Smaug, the titular dragon in Peter Jackson’s second Hobbit film.  How can a halfling and some dwarfs battle such a mighty beast? How much of the movie passes before they get there? And how many characters from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy will appear along the way? Donate and support Now Playing you can hear Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart discuss all this and more in this review of The Desolation of Smaug as they prepare for next week’s new release — Battle of the Five Armies!

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Movie Details

Series
Lord of the Rings
Original Title
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Title
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Director
Peter Jackson
Author
Producer
Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner
Writer
Actors
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Antony Sher, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Adam Brown, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ryan Gage, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makoare, Cate Blanchett, Peggy Nesbitt, Mary Nesbitt, Ben Mitchell, Stephen Ure, Craig Hall, Robin Kerr, Eli Kent, Simon London, Brian Sergent, Peter Vere-Jones, Mark Mitchinson, Kelly Kilgour, Sarah Peirse, Nick Blake, Dallas Barnett, Matt Smith, Katie Jackson, Richard Whiteside, Greg Ellis, Ray Henwood, Tim Gordon, Jabez Olssen, Stephen Colbert, Evelyn McGee-Colbert, Peter Colbert, John Colbert, Norman Kali, Carter Nixon, Zane Weiner, Allan Smith, Jack Binding, Terry Binding, Frank Edwards, Peter Jackson, Terry Notary, Emma Smith
Runtime
2 h 41 min
Release Date
11 December 2013
Genres
Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Overview
The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

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