Featuring just some of the praise heaped upon the Peter Jackson helmed sequel, Warner Bros. have released a TV spot for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug which also includes some great new footage of the incredible titular dragon in action. Hit the jump to check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/15/2013

The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.


Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield
Graham McTavish as Dwalin
Ken Stott as Balin
Aidan Turner as Kíli
Dean O'Gorman as Fíli
Mark Hadlow as Dori
Jed Brophy as Nori
Adam Brown as Ori
John Callen as Óin
Peter Hambleton as Glóin
William Kircher as Bifur
James Nesbitt as Bofur
Stephen Hunter as Bombur
Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman
Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Cate Blanchett as Galadriel
Orlando Bloom as Legolas
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug

RELEASE DATE: December 13th, 2013.
batcheeks8 - 12/15/2013, 4:07 AM
Smaug is the best character in the movie
RichardBoldly - 12/15/2013, 4:51 AM
MrCBM56 - 12/15/2013, 5:37 AM
Best movie of 2013. Smaug was [frick]ing fantastic.

Bomber was surprisingly a highlight.

Almost every character is fleshed out enough for you to really care for them.

As a huge fan of unexpected journey, this was a major improvement.

And dare I say... Taruiel might be better than Legolas.
MrCBM56 - 12/15/2013, 5:38 AM
charlie2094 - 12/15/2013, 5:52 AM
Enjoyed the film, Smaug was brilliant! Be a great watch once all three are out and done, may see this one again
ETPHHM1 - 12/15/2013, 8:10 AM
@MrCBM56 Taruiel was by far better than Legolas. I like the way Peter Jackson exploited Legolas talents & strengh in this movie compared to the other films. Great movie!

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