Not for purists film review In contrast to the ﬁrst part of Tolkein’s story, the second instalment The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug concerns itself with the connection between greed, obsession, decay and darkness. Calvin Peat, Woking Bilbo Baggins | photo: imdb THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Director: Peter Jackson Cert: 12A. Running time: 161 minutes subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.