After watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first movie in the Hobbit series a year ago I wasn’t disappointed but at the same time I wasn’t very impressed. However, this time around after watching the second movie in the series The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I am pumped beyond measure and so excited for the final movie in the series.
After resisting the urge to blow up the Carib 5 cinema for premiering the movie almost two weeks late I patiently waited and finally got to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It was vast improvement over the first. I can now better understand the pacing of the movie a bit more with Desolation of Smaug providing lots of action but also showcasing how many of the important members of the cast has been transformed since the first film as well as the introduction of new characters.
The real star of the Desolation of Smaug was… Smaug. Its been a long time since I was enamored by a motion picture character. Smaug could not have been portrayed any better and easily catapults himself into one of the greatest movie protagonists of all time – right up there with DarthVader, Hannibal Lecter, Goldfinger and the Wicked Witch of the West (not a typo).
December 2014 can’t come fast enough. The Hobbit: There and Back Again is easily my most anticipated film of 2014 and I’ll be that guy who arrives first in the theatre with a big smerk on his face wearing a Smaug T-shirt reminding everyone that: “I am Fire, I am Death!” – Smaug.
Seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug yet? If yes share your thoughts via a comment bellow or via twitter @Jamaipanese, if not, what are you waiting for? go see it now!