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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013
PG-13

  • Peter Jackson
  • December 13, 2013
  • 161 mins
  • English
  • Fantasy, Adventure
Beyond darkness... beyond desolation... lies the greatest danger of all.
The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

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a good romp thru the imagination of tolkein but not up to the first lort #ShiftvW8

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After the superb LotR trilogy, Peter Jackson's three-parted "The Hobbit" cannot reach the same level of greatness: the movies are to intent on being funny and depend to much on the fact that they are shot in 3D to be anything better than good (but not great), fun and entertaining action flicks.

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Just watched the extended version and honestly here the extended parts were needed imao compared to in the LOTR trilogy. I liked this second part a lot more than the first for some reason. However, this just like the first one has parts that completely fall into the uncanny valley which really turns me off and makes it look like it was made in the same era as farscape(99). The lord of the rings did not have that problem of falling into the uncanny valley and never looked plastic/rubbery. Why this problem exists sounds like other people have a way better understanding than me so read their comments but when I watched this I could clearly see a set and not a living real environment in some scenes :| In this one in the woods when they are crossing the river everything looks way too much like rubber and plastic which is such a shame. The spider scene however is one of my favorites. As I have posted on the first Hobbit they reuse sound effects too much here as well which also puts it down in the uncanny valley when I've already heard and know some effects from the lord of the rings. One thing that also put it in the uncanny valley and made it almost feel home made was the use of some kind of go pro type of camera when going down in the barrels as some sort of first person view. You know, those kind of detail errors I never found in the LOTR. I mean the worst i can recall from LOTR was that the supposed dead orcs moved in some shots but it was not as obvious as some of the visual problems we've seen in these Hobbit movies like others have mentioned as well.

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