Previously in the Unexpected Journey: Bilbo Baggins "found" a magical ring in the cave, the group of "reclaim Erebor" won a fight over the Orcs & wolves, and also they saw the Erebor is so near (yet so far).
This time Gandalf force to split himself up from the group because he need to find out who is the culprit who gather the Orcs (I am not sure whether the books is also written in this way or not), because he sense something wasn't right before he cross the treacherous forest - Mirkwood.
There is tremendous amount of spiders appear in the forest, it is also impress that when Bilbo wear the ring, he is able to understand spider language. After that Elves to the "rescue", bring them back to the Elves Palace and imprison them. Then Thranduil is trying to make a deal with Thorin, because Thranduil want back his crystal that once belong with his possession. After that Thorin got imprison, and of course the deal didn't go well either.
I am very impress with the art creation of The Hobbit movie, the Laketown itself looks superb and very impress from certain point of view. It really makes me want to visit the place for real, and I hope it still exist or what. Places at Dol Gudur (where Gandalf went to) also looks very unique, cover with mists of dark power, totally didn't looks like Orcs camp at all.
I got no idea that Legolas is a very arrogant during the time at Hobbit journey, and also I can feel his jealousy towards Kili when Tauriel talk to him, and also most of the spotlight about who is so handsome in this movie was taken by Aidan Turner I believe.
Aidan Turner was indeed taken the most of the spotlight from Orlando Bloom, not a very "well performed" Dwarf in this journey but a charming Dwarf, and I hope that next movie will see him have more action of it.
This time the journey does not end as audience expect, Smaug the Terrible seems to be outrages from the encounter from Bilbo and the Dwarves.
Legend tale told the truth about Smaug weak spot, during the war while Smaug try to conquer Erebor, Smaug got hit by huge black arrow and part of the scale is missing, if fire another black arrow and aim towards the weak spot, it shall instant kill Smaug. Bilbo witness the weak spot while Smaug trying to tease him.
Basically the ending is: Smaug got very mad because he got assaulted by the "gang". Then he flew out from the Erebor and fly towards Laketown.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug list of casts: link
My Rating: 8/10
Can't wait for the next movie, if you read the books, you know what will happen next!
Thanks for reading, by Kian Fai.