The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ★★½

I don't really have much to say. I wasn't overtly impressed with it, nor was I ever angry. I'm not a huge fan of LOTR to begin with, but I like all of the films in general. This is definitely a lesser film when compared to the series, even the first one. The two things here that wowed me was the barrel escape sequence and Smaug. Benedict Cumberbatch has the perfect voice for the dragon. And that tracking shot during the barrel sequence is rather brilliant. Everything else had little to no impact on me. I'd recommend it to all LOTR fans, but everyone else can probably wait.

Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4

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