The second Hobbit movie was an abomination, I have to say. I could go on and on and on about how it is different from the books. Maybe I'm silly, maybe I'm stupid... but, you know what? I liked it! I loved it! P'raps it's because I saw it on the big screens with my book-faithful dad and fan girly sister. And I guess at the end I was a bit proud because I can bet I was the youngest one there. But I'm off the topic, now, aye?
THE DRAGON! THE Smaug! Smaug is sly and quick-witted. I like that! He is ginormous; one thing portrayed well in this movie. He likes things - shiny things, as you have a slight chance of knowing. He is quite ready for his supper anytime, and I bet a group of 14 would be a delicacy! But... the party of 14 gets away in the end.
The elves were pretty good, I have to say. The forest elves were at least MENTIONED, though done wrong, of course! Thranduil looked awesome, and Legolas did his usual wonders. Tauriel was a nice addition, actually! She's a rather wonderful, archer, like Legolas. But I almost moaned in the theater when Peter Jackson did the whole Arwen-light thing, only with Tauriel instead of Arwen. Oh, and did I forget someone else? : /
The dwarves did their part to make this movie good to the average crowd. I found Balin to be very kind, as in the books. Fili and Kili were enjoyable, too. And don't forget the other dwarves! Let me see; Bofur, Bombur, (Balin), Dwalin, (Fili, Kili).... Thorin...oh dear! OK, now... Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Dori, Nori, Ori...and the rest I`ve mentioned already. Well, that's the good old dwarves for you! (Oh, and didn't I hate like crazy how they left Kili behind!!!!)
The wizard... well OF COURSE that would mean Gandalf, wouldn't it? Oh, wait, there's more... Gandalf was great, though most of the scenes he was in were wrong. How could he fight the darkness for even a few minutes? And he ended up in a cage?!? Now, for Radagast. He looked about right to me. And talk about cool when he rides that sleigh!!!! After that, I can't say much more.
Well, this time there is only one hobbit to tell about - THE hobbit! Bilbo! Bilbo Baggins of Bag End! He was played by the fitting actor, I have to mention. His parts were acted wonderfully, as well. He was quite enjoyable to watch! But as for the story part...I can't say as much. Bilbo is a good character in The Hobbit, with great parts (such as with the trolls.) Bilbo is THE HOBBIT.
A Few Abominations
- no black river in Mirkwood
- Bilbo takes off the ring in Smaug's lair
- and a lot more!!!!
MY RATING: 9/10