The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Overview

In the second film of The Hobbit trilogy, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) continues his journey with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

When Gandalf leaves the Dwarves to go on a mission of his own, they're attacked by Orcs, then by giant spiders in the cursed forest. Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) bring them to King Thranduil (Lee Pace), who imprisons them.

Meanwhile, Bilbo, who wasn't captured, works to get them free. With the help of Bard (Luke Evans), the Dwarves arm themselves and set out to confront the Dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).