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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: while beautifully realized (top-notch special effects, beautiful cinematography, great costume and set designs and, above all, outstanding make-up), this film suffers from being the middle chapter in a trilogy, somewhat aggravated by screenplay. As is often the case with adapted material from other media, how one reacts to the new work is related to how strongly one feels about the source; the film takes its time to show the world, but it also takes liberties. It all boils down to the fact that the book doesn’t justify a third film, so the new characters and situations feel extraneous; perhaps in context with the last movie of the series, the choices made by the screenwriters may make more sense. Nevertheless, the action sequences are fresh and fun, and the pace is pleasurable.

Read also:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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