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Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

download (1)The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly

Directed By: Peter Jackson

Now this is more like it.  The second film in The Hobbit trilogy has more action, more excitement, and well, more things from Tolkien’s original story than the last,and while there’s a large chunk of original material, none of it seems too out of place. The previous adventure with Bilbo and his company of dwarves was fun, but dragged considerably in the first hour. With The Desolation of Smaug, the action picks up right away and carries throughout the film. There’s a few pacing problems in the middle of the film, but for the most part this installment never lets up in the action department. Read the rest of this entry

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