December 12, 2013

Movie preview: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Rated: PG-13 for frightening images and fantasy action violence

Running time: 2 hr 41 min

Cast: Ian Mckellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett

Plot: Thorin Oakenshield, his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins, and wise wizard Gandalf embark on a crusade to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of the previous film left off.