Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 -THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, the 2nd in the 2nd trilogy or the 5 in the Lord of the Rings Saga

What an incredible piece of crap and this is getting good reviews mostly it seems because it was better than the first film in the new series.  This Hobbit film is essentially a rehash of The Fellowship of the Rings film which featured a bunch of guys being chased by some Orcs.  Nothing succeeds like success so Peter Jackson and his team just remade that film.  In The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug,  the hobbit and the dwarfs are chased by what else, Orcs.

This film is also incredibly violent, I can guarantee that the viewer will get his or her fill of Orcs getting shot through the neck with arrows or beheaded with a sword.  Jackson must like this stuff because there is a lot of it throughout the film.  Since no blood comes leaking out of the dismembered body or head it's apparently OK to constantly show it.

Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel in a scene from The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug

Considering all the money Peter Jackson had at his disposal he seems to be a very unimaginative filmmaker.  The film constantly repeats the same shots of the hobbit and the dwarfs walking around while the camera swoops in from a great distance.  If there is a mountain in the background and someone is walking up it, you can be sure the camera will come flying in from some bird's eye view almost crashing into the mountain. 

By now it's well know that The Hobbit will be a three part film series which means more story padding and more beheading scenes.  But I could be wrong.  Next year the public will proably all walk into the theater like lemmings to watch The Hobbit 3:  Hobbits Are  A Girl's Best Friend.

161 minutes

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