The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Destruction of Me

Having navigated their way over the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must then deal with the dangers lurking in the Mirkwood Forest but to do so they need the assistance of a powerful stranger. Then if they make it to when the humans live in Lake-town Bilbo Baggins will be expected to keep his side of the deal which he struck with the dwarves...

This is quite possibly going to be the shortest review I have ever written and maybe even the shortest review of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" you may come across. So visually "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is astonishing, for someone who isn't always fussed about the CGI look of a movie I have to say what Peter Jackson has created is truly amazing and if a movie worked for me on purely the look this would score highly. And to be honest the acting throughout "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is of a good standard with everyone committing to their characters although some of the casting I question.

But here is the simple fact; if you have not read "The Hobbit", if you are not a fan of "The Hobbit", if you have not watched the first "Hobbit" movie then this is not for you, seriously this is not for you. Now I watched the first Hobbit movie but I have not read the book and don't really care for the storyline and because of that "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is a painful slog, a long movie which is incredibly hard work to get into even if it looks fantastic.

What this all boils down to is that "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is simply a movie for fans of the book and who know the story because if you don't this is an incredibly hard movie to get in to and enjoy.