As we know Peter Jackson is best known for his trilogy “the Lord of the rings” books written by Tolkien. 9 years after the release of “return of the king” (the final part) Jackson created the first part of the backstory of “the Lord” called “an Unexpected journey” and so began the trilogy “the Hobbit” consisting of three films.
In my last review, I wrote that “an Unexpected journey” I liked it, but before the masterpiece it falls short. The next part is called “the Desolation of Smaug” I’m very strong, and didn’t wait long, did the new movies about middle-earth from 2012 to 2014 came out every year.
Plot. As far as we know, the first part ended on the fact that Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and others still were saved in the forest from the leader of the orcs Azoga and continued his journey to the Lonely mountain. In the second part of the company of Thorin Oakenshield is getting into the Lonely mountain before the end of the film.
Actors-Characters-Game. To the starry cast joined celebrities such as Evangeline Lilly and Orlando bloom in the role of twins — the elves Legolas and Tauriel; Luke Evans in the role of a carrier of the bard; and Benedict Cumberbatch who voiced the dragon Smaug.
Special effects. The film’s budget with the first part increased by as much as 45 000 000$, so the schedule here is just a masterpiece! Especially the presence of cool scenes: the chase from bearna in the woods in the beginning of the film; the battle with the giant spiders; my favorite Chapter from the book “in barrels at will!”; the battle of Gandalf with Sauron, and the battle Legolas and Tauriel with the orcs in Lake-town; and of course the final battle with Smaug.
Humor. In the first part I don’t remember any jokes. In the second they were, but they were few. I would have paid more attention to him in this film.
In the end, the film “the Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug” was better than the first part, and (in my opinion) is somewhere on the level “Return of the king”. Atmospheric, well-made film, which is not ashamed to watch tonight on TV.
10 out of 10