Sunday, December 15, 2013

Move Review: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug- Better than the first or not?

Bringing in $31.3 million on Friday in North America is a 16% drop from the first Hobbits opening in December of last year. Sounds like the second installment of the Hobbit Trilogy is already on a downward slope. However, The Desolation of Smaug is far better than the first. If you were bored by the first installment you won't be in this one: Elves, Giant Spiders, barrel rides in roaring rapids, and finally a digital masterpiece of a terrifying slithering fire breathing Dragon.

If you are a Tolkienite this movie is not for you, it is not for the purist. There are entire sections of the movie that are pure Hollywood creation, Legolas (Orland Bloom) pops up and he wasn’t put there by Tolkien, and even an entirely new character an elf warrior, Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) that is created for just this movie.  

Putting all that aside the movie is pure entertainment value, visually stunning, and Tolkein fan or not you will enjoy the entire 2 hours and 40 minutes. Don’t agree? Share your thoughts and www.yourmediaworld.com

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