The hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

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.

A very good day

Two things happened today. One the doctor who 50th special didn’t suck, in fact it was quite good, and  two I bought the extended edition of the Hobbit from Sainsburys.

First doctor who

I saw it on Sunday so I spent Saturday staying away from social media so I didn’t ruin it for myself like I’ve ruined other things in the past (I’m always behind on stuff).

The only word I can use to describe it was awesome and I don’t use that word a lot or ever really. I won’t spoil anything in this post but Steven Moffat did as he said he would and has given Doctor who a new direction to go in. Which I am all for.

I did get a bit worried half way through because I didn’t like season 7 that much but this has got me excited for the Christmas special. Although I know what I’m going to be like with Matt Smith leaving. It took me so long to get over David Tenant and now I’m getting all nostalgic over Matt Smith and he hasn’t even gone yet.

I want to write more about it later but it was good.  My dad who knows next to nothing about Doctor who managed to follow it and he fell asleep half way through. He didn’t get any of the references but he enjoyed it.

Second the hobbit

I bought the Hobbit. I love the film but I didn’t buy the DVD because there was no point. it had no special features and I could watch it on Netflix.

The extended edition is what I’ve been waiting for. I’ve got all the Lord of the rings films extended edition and the normal films because back when I bought them DVDs still had special features (I will never get over that DVDs rarely have special features anymore).

So now I’ve got nine hours of bonus features to watch and an extended version of the film. I can’t wait till I have all the extended versions of the hobbit and I can watch the Hobbit and Lord of the rings together.