Before I get started on this I offer the warning that there are several spoilers included.
Great Tolkien’s ghost! What did I just watch?
First of all I would like to say that I had high hopes for this film after being slightly disappointed by the first Hobbit movie. I enjoyed it but as a fan of the novel I felt that it was lacking something. The Desolation of Smaug just blew my mind on how absurd a film based around a beloved franchise can get.
I can overlook some of the ridiculous humor and I am more than happy to accept that they added things to the story in order to explain what Gandalf was doing while separate from the party. but sheesh, enough is enough. Read the rest of this entry