Thursday, January 2, 2014

Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I felt like this could have been a lot shorter. Yes, there were fun parts and OMG SMAUG (awesome!) but it feels like all we're doing is bridging some sort of gap. Yes, we're putting in all the details from the book, and there is technically more story after Smaug turns Lake Town into so much rubble, but truthfully, couldn't we have jumped like half of this, put in the stuff from after the destruction, and thus skipped having to have a third movie?

Well, we could have, but truthfully, then it doesn't square with its predecessor (or sequel which was made a movie first) as a trilogy.

In a way, this is so capitalistic, it's sickening, but in another way, it makes it easier to skip the stuff in the middle by simply watching the first and third movie when they inevitably come out as a DVD boxed set.

Anyway, my .02 cents on the subject of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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