The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Director:

Peter Jackson

Starring:

Ian McKellen

Martin Freeman

Richard Armitage

Plot:

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Review:

I don’t know if it’s because I’m older or just because the movies aren’t as good, but I didn’t enjoy this as much as I did the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I liked the first one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but even that not as much.

The Orcs seemed CG, I’m not sure if they are I haven’t taken the time to look into it, but in the original trilogy there weren’t. That barrel scene was freaking ridiculous, not in a good way.

It’s been a while since I read the Hobbit, I have a really nice edition that I got for Christmas so I have no excuse. There’s a lot in the movies that I don’t recognize, I know they took some from other Tolkien sources, but I’m not sure if it’s made the story better or just longer.

What is with Hollywood and making book series longer? The last book is always split into two movie. In the case of the Hobbit the last book remaining by Tolkien that people love it split into three movies. Was that really necessary?

I like the story so I’m not complaining. Not really. I’m just not sure if it makes it better. I’m giving this movie three stars but it was really close to 2.75.

3/5

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