Friday, December 13, 2013

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Just got back from seeing it. Loved it. (No spoilers below)

It's much better paced than An Unexpected Journey and has fewer of the ridiculous, physics-defying battle scenes than the first movie. I liked the additions to the story and some of them even made more sense than the way Tolkien handled it. This movie flies by.

My favorite thing, though, was spotting Stephen Colbert. Yes, he is in this film and I noticed him immediately. Very happy about that.

I am looking forward to seeing it again.


SJHoneywell said... I'm going to have to go see it.

Ipecac said...

Be warned. It doesn't ditch the "physics-defying CGI-filled" stunts completely. But Smaug is really well done and, as I said, all of the non-Tolien additions worked for me. Purists will be annoyed but within the movie, some of the changes worked really well.