Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug
The most awaited second instalment of the Hobbit series released this Friday, as expected ‘The Desolation of Smaug ‘ continues the journey of the pack lead by their wizard leader . We see them still chased by the orcs, which lead them to a skin changer, then tortured by giant spiders and briefly imprisoned by elf. They finally reach the mountain and face the dragon.
The Desolation of Smaug was very enjoyable and exciting for me, I thought how would the director keep the audience engaged for the 2hr and 41mins. But it was a thrilling and a fun ride through out the movie. The barrel ride in the raging river fighting the orcs was just amazing and choreographed to perfection. The film also had its funny and romantic moments which was blended evenly in the film. The responsibility of Gandalf ( ian mckellen), the brave dwarf king Thorin (Richard Armitage) who had to prove himself to his kind,changes Bilbo baggins ( Martin freeman) goes through with the possession of the ring and the rebirth of Sauron the Necromancer , all the elements were well scripted without a drag. And finally the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch for the dragon remind me of Sir Sean Connery in Dragonheart, which was matched to the character of the beast. Overall even though I was disappointed that the movie ended, I still left me eager for the final part next year. I give the film 9/10 .