It was my day off and the cinema in my area which is in Newcastle is half price at the Empire Cinema, managed to see the second part of The Hobbit mainly because I'm a fan of the book and of course played the game as well which was released back in 2003 on almost every system. Thought I'd post my movie review on part 2 of The Hobbit-
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
UK Release- December 13th 2013
Mins- 161 minutes
I've have read the book multiple times before the film was released and I would say that The Hobbit is a lot simpler and easier to follow on its story plot, with The Hobbit being directed by Peter Jackson it has been split in to 3 parts but it's also nice to feel welcomed back to Middle-Earth if you've either read the books, watched the movies or even played the games. If you've watched part 1 which was An Unexpected Journey the story continues the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Bilbo and the rest of the thirteen Dwarves are still being chased by a pack of Orcs lead by Azog who wants Thorin's head at any price, but the biggest reason why most people would see this film and of course the fans of The Hobbit book itself is seeing the dragon Smaug on the big screen who is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. I would really admit that when you see Bilbo meeting Smaug inside the lonely mountains will likely be everyone's favourite scene and moment when it comes to The Hobbit hearing those memorable lines Barrel Rider, Web-cutter and plus Smaug telling Bilbo his titles like "My teeth are like knives, my claws are like spears and my breath is death" you really do want to start quoting those lines when it comes to watching the film. Not only that the visuals and animation used for Smaug are really impressive to look at making it feel that you've seen a real dragon and plus Peter Jackson does know how to make a good trilogy just like his past work on Lord of the Rings.
But The Desolation of Smaug did feel a little disappointing mainly because if you've read the book like I have it feels like they've taken a few scenes in and out. Stuff like this has been done before in the past with most films being based of a book; however most of the film did kept focusing on The Lord of Rings series 60 years that the dark lord will return before the events of Frodo's adventure on destroying the One Ring. But overall it's still a film worth checking out just be sure to watch The Unexpected Journey before watching The Desolation Of Smaug because you may feel a little lost as you watch as you go along, too bad we have to wait til 2014 for the third and final part of The Hobbit trilogy but hopefully it'll be good as the first two films.
4/5 (4 Stars)
I hope you've enjoyed reading my movie review :D