Published on 01-04-2014 05:29 PM
Reviewer: Terry Verticchio
Quick Rating: Very Good
Bilbo and his crew reach the Lonely Mountain. Now the real battle begins.
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lily, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evens, Aidan Turner.
Screenplay: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro.
Producers: Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackon.
Music: Howard Stone
Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie
Editor: Jabez Olssen
Studio: New Line Cinema, MGM, WingNut Films
Distributor: Warner Bros
Running time: 161 Minutes
Release Date: December 13, 2013
So begins the second leg of the reluctant hero, Bilbo Baggins' journey to the Lonely Mountain. He's already had more adventure in the past few weeks than in his entire life. Only now things are moving at breakneck speed, as the Dwarf posse is in sight of their homeland. As one can expect there are impediments galore trying to slow them down and even kill them. But Bilbo is discovering new courage and even ferocity that he didn't know he had. Will it save him or will it consume him entirely?