The Hobbit and Smaug

The Desolation of Smaug, Part 2 in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, gives us more of the same with a really cool dragon added in to keep us watching for the full 161 minutes. There were so many pointless plot threads added to this movie (I presume to make it long enough to be a trilogy) that I won’t even try to give a full plot summary. Instead, I will mention only the heart of the story, which is the only part that is really interesting (and happens to be what is more or less in the book). This is simply … Continue reading The Hobbit and Smaug

MALEFICENT New Trailer

It’s no secret that the villain often turns out more interesting than the hero. So, it makes perfect sense to re-tell a beloved fairy tale from the villain’s point of view. Insert an A-list actress and the best in make-up, computer graphics, and special effects and you should be well on your way to a big hit. When I first heard about Maleficent a few months ago I have to admit that it did not sound appealing to me. After all, I’m a big fan of heroes. I love to see good win over evil. But, the more I hear … Continue reading MALEFICENT New Trailer