Tolkien clas­sic on cinema screen

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

THE Hob­bit: The Des­o­la­tion of Smaug, opens at the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment cen­tre to­mor­row, Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 7.

The film is the se­cond in a tril­ogy adapt­ing J.R.R Tolkien’s en­dur­ingly pop­u­lar mas­ter­piece The Hob­bit, for the big screen.

The Des­o­la­tion of Smaug con­tin­ues the ad­ven­tures of the ti­tle char­ac­ter Bilbo Bag­gins (Martin Free­man) as he trav­els with the Wiz­ard Gan- dalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen dwarves, on an epic quest to re­claim the lost dwarf king­dom of Ere­bor.

The film be­gins with Gan­dalf meet­ing the dwarf Thorin Oak­en­shield (Richard Ar­mitage) in a tav­ern, where it's then de­cided that Thorin must be­come king and they must res­cue the Arken­stone, the fam­ily heir­loom of the Durin line.

Un­for­tu­nately, this is all eas­ier said than done, since the Arken­stone now be­longs to the great dragon Smaug (voiced by Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch).

Smaug now lives in the very moun­tain that once be­longed to the dwarves, but res­cu­ing their home­land from the dragon’s clutches must be achieved at all costs.

The en­tire ad­ven­ture fi­nally comes to rest on the shoul­ders of the hob­bit Bilbo Bag­gins, who be­comes blinded by the power of The One Ring.

The Hob­bit screens at 7pm and 9.45pm for the first two days, with screen­ings at 3pm and 5.45pm on Sun­day and at 10am and 12.45pm on Mon­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion on ticket prices or to book, con­tact the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre on 4945 2312.

This movie re­view was sourced from www.imdb.com.

BACK IN AC­TION: Or­lando Bloom in a scene from the movie The Hob­bit: The Des­o­la­tion of Smaug, which opens at the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre to­mor­row. Photo sup­plied by Warner Bros.

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