On Sunday I went to see The Hobbit desolation of Smaug. It was better than the first hobbit. The pacing was better and for a movie that was 2 hours and 40 minutes long I really didn’t notice.
It was so good. So many good moments.
This was better than the hobbit an unexpected journey and not just because it gets going quicker.
I love that Legolas was in it and the new character Tauriel actually had a point to her other than being there to be female. Although they still had to squeeze a sort of love triangle in there. Because hey she’s female.
Off the top of my head the only criticism I have is that there may have been one too many characters and sub plots going on once they reach Laketown but it didn’t stop me enjoying it.
It ended on the perfect moment (just like the hunger games). You want to know what’s going to happen. I can’t wait a year.
My dad didn’t really know what was going on other than they were trying to reclaim the mountain. He did find the dwarfs funny especially the really fat one ( I don’t know all the names) and all the inventive kills on the barrel ride.
He asked me some questions about why they were trying to get the Arkenstone and I got myself confused. I’ve watched the first movie a few times on netflix and now the extended edition but I couldn’t answer his questions.
I’ve got to stop taking him to films where he hasn’t seen any of the others. Thor the dark world was the easiest one for him to follow.
I’m hoping that the few questions I have will be answered when I watch it again or when the third movie comes out. I have faith in Peter Jackson I think he’s earned it.
The ads just went on and on the before the film. I suppose because it’s the opening weekend and a popular film. But they felt longer than the film.
The best trailer before the film was Anchorman 2. The gay vampire joke always makes me laugh. It reminds me of those lists of stupid questions gay people get asked by ignorant people.
The other trailers were the wolf of wallstreet and the secret life of walter mitty which I might go see. I’ve already forgotten the others.