TALK BACK: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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The second chapter in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy arrived in theaters this weekend with solid box office results. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug brought in an estimated $73 million, which is a smaller opening than the first Hobbit movie.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all – a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself – the Dragon Smaug.

Did you venture to the theater this weekend to see the movie, or did the East Coast weather keep you away? If you did make it to the showing, what did you think? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts on the movie that features a giant dragon, a town on a lake, and mountains of gold.