Our 25 Most-Anticipated Movies of 2013

Dec 31, 2012 Comments

Who Made It: Peter Jackson directs the second chapter of The Hobbit trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic children's story.

What's It About: Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) journey to Lonely Mountain in the company of dwarves (and a wandering wizard) continues, and encounters with giant spiders, shape-shifters, and some unfriendly elves are likely to fill this leg of their grand adventure. Given the title, there's also hope for the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) to have a larger role.

Why We Want to See It: Sure, Bilbo's battle with the spiders will certainly be exciting, but we can't wait to see Smaug in action – specifically, the sort of verbal sparring between Cumberbatch and Freeman that makes their pairing on Sherlock so fantastic. -- R.M.

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