Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

My Thoughts:

-    Not even Richard Armitage could save this movie!

-    Not even Richard Armitage + Martin Freeman + Benedict Cumberbatch could save this movie!!

-    Why were the orcs completely CG? Why weren't they guys dressed as orcs? That bugged me! WETA is getting lazy!

-    The barrel fight was ridiculous!! OMG! The barrel roll with Bombur was too much, and there are no words for the stupid stuff Legolas did. 

-    Legolas's face bugged me. He looks different. What did they do to him? Did they CG some of his face? Something about it bugged me.

-    The book was completely forgotten. Why!? Why did they stray so far from the book! Tolkien must be rolling in his grave!

-    I thought Turiel was going to really bug me, but I actually liked her stuff. She was good, except for the infatuation with Kili. What the heck is up with that!? Why were Kili and this elf flirting!? Weird and Wrong!

-    They leave Kili behind!?!?!?!? WTF! Four dwarfs are left behind when they go to the mountain? 

-    Why was the focus not on Bilbo? The Hobbit is about Bilbo, the hobbit, and the movie took its focus off of him for most of the time!

-    There were a lot of slow and boring parts. The scenes just didn't want to end! The movie was losing me.

-    I like how they depicted Beorn, but they screwed up his part. 

-    Gandalf didn't know about the ring or Sauron until Lord of the Rings!! He spends YEARS researching it! Hello!! 

-    Desolation of Smaug? He is still alive. Where was the desolating? 

-    I could forgive a few discrepancies with the first movie, but this was awful! I don't know if I even want to see the next movie. 

Dave's Thought:

-    Peter Jackson, try again!

Tyson's Thoughts:

-    The barrel scene was made for 10 year olds. 

-    There is a better way to spend $1.50

-    I was confused.

-    Why was the red headed lady hitting on the dwarf the whole time?


  1. Lol. I love your review. I had a very hard time with this movie too. I liked the first movie. It was a little boring in parts, but I was okay with it. This one, while I did like it, I hated it compared to the book. It just had so much in it that shouldn't have been there. The only part I loved was Mirkwood and I had my eyes closed most of the time because of the giant spiders.

  2. Agreed. It was drawn out and extremely boring. I love how you point out that you know a movie's bad when not even Richard Armitage + Martin Freeman + Benedict Cumberbatch can save it. So true!