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Movie review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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This December the second movie installment of The Hobbit saga continues with The Desolation of Smaug now in theaters nationwide. Peter Jackson and original cast from the first movie, brings J. R. Tolkien’s most beloved novel to life with many new surprises and characters.

Set in the time of Middle Earth, Thorin, played by Richard Armitage, and his band of dwarves continue their quest to reclaim their land from the dreaded Smaug, an ancient yet powerful dragon, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, who forced all of dwarf tribes into exile. Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, becomes a key to the Thorin’s campaign success as they battle against giant spiders, Wood Elves, Orcs, and of course the fire-breathing dragon. After escaping from the wood elves prison Thorin and his band meet a merchant named Bard, played by Luke Evans, who offers safe passage to Lake-Town. Both the mayor and the townspeople believe the prophecy has come true as the dwarves have returned to reclaim their kingdom. Armed with supplies and weapons sail to the mountain where Erobor is located, Elsewhere, Gandalf discovers a mysterious enemy who is gathering strength and power. In a showdown against a Necromancer, Gandalf loses against him and becomes imprison but not before knowing who is jailer is, Sauron.

Not to reveal too much of the movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is one of the most captivating movies to come out this year. Audiences will be amazed with movie’s beautiful scenery and vast landscapes of New Zealand. Though this is only the second installment to the Hobbit saga, a lot of the questions why things transpired in the Lord of the Rings happened, like why Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom, is a lone elf. Or the the beginnings of a love interest with a dwarf and wood elf, Tauriel, played Evangeline Lilly. But I said too much. Overall, a great movie from the heart and mind of Peter Jackson and writers, Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, and writer/director in his own right, Guillermo del Toro. I give it 10 and highly recommend to see this movie with friends or family.

I am Brian A. Madrid. That’s my story and sticking to it. For more information regarding this article, click the highlighted tags throughout this movie review. Please feel free to to me and be notified via email of comments/new articles posted.
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