Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Freeman, Martin

SKU: 883929416936

UPC 883929416936
Release Date 2014-11-04
Studio New Line Home Video
Discs 3
Length 186
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Jackson's direction is spiky and majestic....[T]he dragon is, quite simply, a marvel... -- Grade: A-Mr. Jackson and his virtuoso colleagues stage much of the action with the visual vocabulary of a good, old-fashioned chase.Jackson's latest go at Tolkien's treasured HOBBIT story gets closer to that rich alchemy of fantasy, adventure, imagination and emotion that made his LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy such a triumph.Peter Jackson's HOBBIT trilogy finds its footing in this much more exciting and purposeful second chapter.Smaug is a bloody wonder of slithering fright. And Benedict Cumberbatch gives him a voice to match.3 stars out of 4 -- Second time’s the charm: Peter Jackson sophomore HOBBIT outing exudes a deeper, darker intensity.4 stars out of 5 -- Jackson does add to the breadth of the world, not least with the proper reintroduction of the Elves.Jackson gets the drama in gear here from the outset with a sense of storytelling that possesses palpable energy and purpose.Peter Jackson’s 3D visuals are as breathtaking as ever....Dwarves and hobbits and elves share the screen with giant spiders and oversized bees and other amazing creatures, and it all looks hyper-realistic.3.5 stars out of 4 -- The thematic elements are in place, the emotional tension is highly strung, and the action unfolds in a wave like the fire erupting from the dragon's mouth, overtaking all in its path.5 stars out of 5 -- A huge improvement on the previous instalment, this takes our adventurers into uncharted territory and delivers spectacle by the ton.Jackson remains a skilled purveyor of derring-do.The good news is that THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG is a marvelous film, better paced, emotionally richer, and more tonally confident than JOURNEY.Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and wise wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY left off. Peter Jackson (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) once again directs from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.
Cast Simon Bright (Supervising Art Director)
Simon Bright (Set Decorator)
Peter Jackson (Director)
Peter Jackson (Screenwriter)
Andrew Lesnie (Director of Photography)
Howard Shore (Composer)
Guillermo Del Toro (Screenwriter)
Carolynne Cunningham (Assistant Director)
Michael Hedges (Sound Re-Recording)
David Farmer (Sound)
Glenn Boswell (Stunt Coordinator)
Fran Walsh (Screenwriter)
Conrad Pope (Composer)
Joshua Levinson (Post-Production Supervisor)
Christopher Boyes (Sound Re-Recording)
Dave Whitehead (Sound)
Zane Weiner (Production Manager/UPM)
Philippa Boyens (Screenwriter)
Richard Taylor (Special Makeup Effects)
Weta Digital (Animation)
Weta Digital (Visual Effects Designer)
Richard Bluck (Director of Photography)
Michael Semanick (Sound Re-Recording)
Peter McCaffrey (Camera Operator)
J.R.R. Tolkien (Source Writer)
Liz Tan (Assistant Director)
Cameron McLean (Camera Operator)
Rob Marsh (Camera Operator)
Kevin Romond (Special Effects Supervisor)
Simon Harding (Camera Operator)
Karen Elliott (Music Director)
Peter King (Hairstylist)
Peter King (Makeup)
Eric Reynolds (Animation Supervisor)
David Clayton (Animation Supervisor)
Brigitte Yorke (Production Manager/UPM)
R.A. Vincent (Set Decorator)
Belinda Lee Hope (Production Manager/UPM)
Bruno DuBois (Assistant Director)
Sarah Morris (Production Manager/UPM)
John Callen (Co-Star)
Stephen Fry (Co-Star)
Stephen Hunter (Co-Star)
Sylvester McCoy (Co-Star)
Ian McKellen (Star)
James Nesbitt (Star)
Dean O'Gorman (Co-Star)
Peter Vere-Jones (Co-Star)
Ray Henwood (Co-Star)
William Kircher (Co-Star)
Graham McTavish (Co-Star)
Ken Stott (Star)
Mark Hadlow (Co-Star)
Cate Blanchett (Co-Star)
Mikael Persbrandt (Co-Star)
Brian Sergent (Co-Star)
Sarah Peirse (Co-Star)
Lawrence Makoare (Co-Star)
Zane Weiner (Co-Star)
Orlando Bloom (Star)
Stephen Colbert (Co-Star)
Greg Ellis (Co-Star)
Craig Hall (Co-Star)
Stephen Ure (Co-Star)
Jabez Olssen (Co-Star)
Lee Pace (Star)
Martin Freeman (Star)
Jed Brophy (Co-Star)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Voice)
Norman Kali (Co-Star)
Evangeline Lilly (Star)
Richard Armitage (Star)
Allan Smith (Co-Star)
Nick Blake (Co-Star)
Matt Smith (Co-Star)
Manu Bennett (Co-Star)
Ryan Gage (Co-Star)
Tim Gordon (Co-Star)
Kelly Kilgour (Co-Star)
Luke Evans (Star)
John Bell (Co-Star)
Aidan Turner (Co-Star)
Peter Hambleton (Co-Star)
Adam Brown (Co-Star)
Peggy Nesbitt (Co-Star)
Mary Nesbitt (Co-Star)
Ben Mitchell (Co-Star)
Robin Kerr (Co-Star)
Eli Kent (Co-Star)
Simon London (Co-Star)
Mark Mitchinson (Co-Star)
Dallas Barnett (Co-Star)
Katie Jackson (Co-Star)
Richard Whiteside (Co-Star)
Evelyn McGee-Colbert (Co-Star)
Peter Colbert (Co-Star)
John Colbert (Co-Star)
Carter Nixon (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.40000
Height 0.60000
Width 5.45000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Science Fiction,Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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