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