The second part of The Hobbit trilogy opens this weekend as Bilbo and the dwarves aim for The Desolation of Smaug. They finally come to face the infamous, miserly dragon, wonderfully voiced by the man of the moment, Benedict Cumberbatch, and subject him to his fate. It’ll pretty much dominate the box office this weekend more than handily, seeing as how its only “competition” is Tyler Perry’s annual and obligatory contribution to fine film-making.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Oscar Potential: The first part to Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of Tolkien’s beloved fantasy tale collected its share of Oscar nominations in the technical and music categories, so expect more of the same this year. Check out Joey’s review.