The Desolation of SmaugDVD - 2014
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Team_6_The_Banana_Slugs thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
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" Something made of gold....."
"Do not think I want to kill you dwarf. It would be my pleasure"
- Legolas (Orlando Bloom)
“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy
Bard the Bowman: "The Lord of Silver Fountains... The King of Carven Stone... The King Beneath the Mountain... shall come into his own... And the bells shall ring in gladness... at the Mountain King's return... But all shall fail in sadness... and the Lake will shine and burn..."
Thranduil: Do not talk to me of dragon fire! I know its wrath and ruin. I have faced the great serpents of the North. I warned your grandfather of what his greed would summon, but he would not listen. You are just like him. Stay here if you will and rot, 100 years is a mere blink in the life of an elf, I'm patient, I can wait.
Legolas: It is not our fight.
Tauriel: [reluctant] It is our fight. It will not end here. With every victory this evil will grow. If your father has his way, we will do nothing. We will hide within our walls, live our lives away from the light and let darkness descend. Are we are not part of this world? Tell me, Mellon, when did we let evil become stronger than us?
Lots more quotes from IMDb.
Violence: Lots of it. Brutal killing. Brutal fighting. Not good for little kids. It's rated PG-13 for a reason.
Violence: Fighting with no blood. Nowhere near as violent as lotr.
Violence: Several fighting scenes including one with dwarves, elves, and giant spiders, and another with dwarves, elves and orcs. There is one at Laketown which involves orcs and Bard's children (for a few moments) that might frighten young children.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: The giant spiders, Orcs, Smaug, the part with Sauron, and the fighting scenes have a high likelihood to frighten young children.