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(out of 77 reviews)
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Teen, 15 years old Written bybranman894 December 14, 2013
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The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey was better

The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug is too long to start things off. I'm a Lord of the Rings fan so I'm okay with the run time but this one didn't have what the others did (including The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey). The special effects in the film are great and Smaug himself looks fantastic. Benedict Cumberbatch's voice is chilling and some of the acting is fun to watch. The actions scene's are done well too except they are too long. There are some things in the movie that do not happen in the book also. The story was also too drawn out. Now I'm against spoilers in reviews, because I feel like if your reading a review your deciding if you should see it or not, but I do have to mention one thing that is a spoiler. If you have not seen The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug you should not read this next part. I'm assuming if you are still reading this you have seen The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug or you just don't care about spoilers. The cliffhanger is basically the same exact cliffhanger they leave you with in The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey. Basically what happens in the first hobbit is Smaug's eye opens up and that is the end of the movie. In this cliffhanger Smaug fly's away into the land to kill people. They are the same because you think the same thing when you see them both. When you see Smaug open up his eye you think to yourself, okay so now he's going to get up and kill people. In this cliffhanger you see him go into the land to kill people. They both end with you thinking the same way. The cliffhanger doesn't move the story the cliffhanger just stays the same. If you go to see the cliffhanger be resolved then you should not see this movie. Overall the movie was on the lower end of okay.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old December 13, 2013
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7
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BEST MOVIE EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This movie is the best movie ever made so great just some violence but so great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byDorotea Dukovac August 19, 2014
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I am dissapointed

It is OK, but it is not that what i was expected. My friends like it so much, but not me. The Lord of the Rings is much, much better than this.
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Too much violence
Teen, 17 years old Written byshrekmaster December 26, 2013
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It's Okay.

The Hobbit was good movie with some sexual innuendo but a whole lot of violence. The film had practically zero blood though, even with shooting arrows in the eyes, chopping heads off, getting shot in the legs brutally the film displayed not a lot of blood. If there was blood it would have been a guaranteed R-rating.
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Great messages
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byironkid21 December 16, 2013
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Hobbit sequel has its moments including big webs of big spiders, and a really cool escape sequence, and a cliffhanger ending but otherwise, I found myself mostly bored throughout the really long running time.....

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Too much violence
Kid, 9 years old December 15, 2013
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9
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BEST ACTION MOVIE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS!

This was so good but very long to watch in the movies! There are some scary images that will scare little kids and you have to watch the first movie before seeing this one but trust me that this one was better than the first one!
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Great messages
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Too much violence
Teen, 17 years old Written byAlreadyTaken December 14, 2013
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12
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Great

Peter Jackson delivers once more with his second installment of The Hobbit. Although this one departs farther from the book, much of the added content is well-produced action that entertains. The violence is probably a bit higher than An Unexpected Journey, with hosts of orcs being slain and several decapitations; however, there is little blood or gore. No issues with language, and despite the addition of the female elf Tauriel, sexual content is kept to a minimum. If your kid could handle the first one and enjoyed it, Desolation of Smaug will be fine for them to watch, and they'll definitely enjoy it.
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Great messages
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written bytoysorama. May 26, 2015
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Pretty dang good

It's no Lord of the Rings, but out of all three Hobbit films this one's the best. It has some action and frightening imagery that may be scary for younger viewers but nothing too bad
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Kid, 8 years old May 18, 2015
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11
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Amazing fantasy has violence, and brief language, but ok for Tweens.

My rating PG-13 for: intense violence, and brief language.
Kid, 12 years old April 8, 2015
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12
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Amazing just like the first installment!

This movie is absolutely awesome! The characters develop more and we meet some new characters along the way.
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Great messages
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Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byThe age organizer February 7, 2015
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The hobbit the desolation of smaug

12 and up
Kid, 8 years old January 30, 2015
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14
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It's ok

Too much violence for little kids and a little scary
Kid, 12 years old January 19, 2015
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10
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better

better than the 1st
Kid, 11 years old January 18, 2015
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10
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hobbit 2

There is a lot of action. Much more than the first. There is as much violence as the first including killing a lot of orcs. It doesn't really follow the book that much. There is no swearing or drinking. The dwarves help each other go to erbor to defeat the dragon.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byJohn trevor December 26, 2014
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The hobbit:the desolation of smaug

Kid, 11 years old December 22, 2014
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The Next Great Installment, However, A Tiny Bit More Scary Than Unexpected Journey.

I can't pick a favorite for these films because they are all mind blowing. Now, before I describe what you need to know, (SPOILER ALERT) A quick recap- The movie picks up where it left off as Bilbo Baggins and the Company of Dwarves camp upon the Carrock, a bear shaped rock. Azog continues to pursue the Company on their quest for Erebor, the Lonely Mountain. Azog then receives a message from Dol Guldur, where the Necromancer (A Dark Power) lives. He leaves at once and appoints his son, Bolg, to track the Company. While Bilbo spies on Bolg, he notices a bear in the woods. After the bear scares Bolg and the Orcs off, the bear attacks the Company. The Company then takes shelter in a mysterious house in the woods. Gandalf informs the rest of the Company that the house belongs to the bear who is actually a shape shifter named Beorn. After resting at Beorn's Hall and borrowing his horses, the company sets off for the border of Mirkwood. (The forest surrounding Dol Guldur. was once a thriving place but now devastation and corruption.) After setting the horses free to return to Beorn, Gandalf discovers a symbol of Sauron. (see LOTR) He leaves the Company at once. The Company traverses through the forest until they are captured by giant spiders. Bilbo rescues them by slaying each of the spiders. Towards the end of the duel, he sees one of the spiders with the One Ring and under the ring's control, he aggressively kills the spider. The Elves of Mirkwood then capture the Company and take them to an uncorrupted area of beauty. Bilbo is not captured and he follows the Elves to rescue the Company. Meanwhile, the dwarf Kili falls in love with the elf Tauriel. When Bilbo rescues the Company, they take advantage of drunken elves and use wine barrels to escape. When they are about to pass through the elves' river gate, Bolg and his orcs ambush both the elves and the dwarves. Kili is shot in the leg by a Morgul Arrow. (Like the Morgul Blade from LOTR) The Elven King, Thranduil, commands his subjects not to give thought to the Company. Tauriel thinks otherwise, she goes after the dwarves to help them. Thranduil's son, Legolas (see LOTR) follows her. They eventually decide to help the dwarves. Meanwhile Gandalf visits the High Fells, tombs of the Ringwraiths. (see LOTR) Radagast, an animal loving wizard who was introduced in the previous film, and Gandalf discover that all nine of the Nazgul (Ringwraiths) have awoken. They go to Dol Guldur to investigate. Gandalf sends Radagast to contact the other wizards and elven ring bearers, and Gandalf enters. He is faced with the Necromancer, who is revealed to be Sauron (see LOTR). Gandalf is then captured by the Necromancer and Azog, who marches to Erebor with an orc army . The Company sneak into Laketown with the help of Bard, a swashbuckling bowman. The Master of Laketown is greedy and afraid of Bard. The Master captures the Company after they try to steal from the armory. However, when The Master discovers the dwarves' purpose, he lets the Company keep the weapons. Bard discovers that the dragon may assault Laketown and takes up his bow and black arrows (which can kill Smaug). He tries to convince The Master that the dwarves have a blind eye, but fails. The Company leaves Kili and two other dwarves behind so that they can heal. Kili's sickness from the Morgul Arrow kicks in and they have to fight it back. Tauriel arrives to rescue Kili, but Bolg quickly follows. Together, Legolas and Tauriel kill Bolg. The Master then arrests Bard. Once the company gains entrance to Erebor. They upset Smaug and he flies toward Laketown. (See AUJ for more info.) Great Messages: Good Messages for this movie include : -Tauriel deciding to help the Company -The same ones from AUJ Great Role Models: Perfect Role Models for this movie include: -Tauriel. She helps the dwarves regardless of the fact that they are dwarves. -Radagast. He respects all nature and loves and cares for it as well. He also has an open heart. -Bard. He is brave and chivalrous and will do anything to protect his town and family. Violence: To be expected in a good vs evil film. The film contains epic battle sequences and the deaths of evil characters. I don't even remember a death of a significant good character in this film The most violent scenes include: -Beorn's Attack -The Spider Ambush -The High Fells (Not exactly violent, just creepy.) -The Dol Guldur Battle -The Duel With Smaug. Sex: I did not label this because all that it is is a crush between Kili and Tauriel. Consumerism: Many toys were created after the film. As with AUJ this film deserves it's money anyway. Drinking: I did not label this because it's just a reference while the Elves are asleep.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Kid, 11 years old December 18, 2014
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10
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Good movie

Its a good movie. Just saw the third one and it proves they should have made one or two instead of three. NOT as good as lord of the rings.
Teen, 15 years old Written bymistahmata December 16, 2014
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Watchable but disappointing

The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug is a decent fantasy movie with a lot to offer including a great villain, good performances by Martin Freeman & Ian McKellen, and skillfully filmed setpieces. But this is not a perfect movie and not a great one either. Being a huge Lord of the Rings fan and movie buff I had high expectations for this movie and it's trilogy. But this movie is overstuffed with forgettable dwarf secondary characters with the exception of one, a cringe worthy shot at romance,more bloat than that victim from se7en, and obviously cgi green screens. There is not a lot of bad content however apart from some intense battle sequences including ones that involve dragons and spiders. Overall this is an enjoyable movie that has big action and solid performances but suffers from bloat B-
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Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old December 6, 2014
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11
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What Happened to You Guys

As a movie, it's okay. As a book to a movie, WORST THING EVER. I mean a 300 page book into 3 movies. Uggggg!!!!!!!
Teen, 13 years old Written byShadow21 November 12, 2014
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12
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Awesome, but many violent, clean scenes

Unlike LOTR, many scenes of clean decapitatings. LOTR had rougher violence that was very hard to see, but this is very clear and legible.
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Too much violence

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