It feels like Peter Jackson pulled a false ending on the whole Tolkien universe, and we’ve only now finally put it to rest. Battle of the Five Armies is still running around my head, and I can’t quite decide how I feel about it. This review will therefore contain SPOILERS so that I can properly process the whole thing.
Tag: The Hobbit
Finally, The Desolation of Smaug
If you’re not a fan of the first film, don’t bother with this one. If you liked the first one with a “meh”, then don’t bother with this one, or at least lower your expectations. If you absolutely adored the first one, you obviously are going to see this one, and you understand that this is the second part of a trilogy that is going to be epic. Book-purists can go make their own movie and stop crapping on this one.
There, easiest review ever. Beyond this point are my thoughts. Again, if you have no interest, why bother? SPOILERS beyond this point.
Why I loved The Hobbit
Out of all the fandoms I belong to, I think I’m probably most geeky about Tolkien. At least I was back in my even more awkward than now teenage years. I could answer every question in my official Tolkien Quiz Book, and I wrote a grammar book for Elvish I would study in my spare moments.
I am therefore always excited when a new Tolkien film comes out. This time, however, I was much more weary than with the previous trilogy.