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FILM REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Wasting no time jumping back into the action, The Desolation of Smaug picks up right where we left our plucky hero Bilbo.
Scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Rating: M

Wasting no time jumping back into the action, The Desolation of Smaug picks up right where we left our plucky hero Bilbo (Martin Freeman) – in danger.

From blood-thirsty Orcs to lethally efficient Elves, the Hobbit and his companions are pitted against numerous foes as they head towards the Lonely Mountain on a perilous mission to reclaim the land from the dragon Smaug (voiced menacingly by Benedict Cumberbatch).

Jackson better utilises the high frame rate (48fps), maximising the visual effects with jaw-dropping results. Although it’s more than three hours long, there’s barely time to catch your breath as the plot thickens for the final instalment.

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