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The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug

27 Dec
Hey look that dragon can talk!

Hey look that dragon can talk!

6 days ago I went to the cinema to watch The Hobbit, with a friend who happens to like going to the movies just like me, he just doesn’t pay much of attention to them, so, when I asked him what did he think of the movie he said “the first one was better”

I respect people’s opinion just like anybody with a good sense of social interaction does, but after hearing that, I just started questioning myself and my choice in friends.

The first Hobbit my friend (I remember starting my clever reply this way) was amazing, it was different that TLOTR because it is another book, it was just the beginning of the adventure, but Smaug is definitely another level of amazing, more action, more adventure than the previous one, enough tension and it was engaging,  it finally felt like the prequel we were supposed to see.

The performances were strong, something we don’t get to see in adventure films, where the adventure is usually the main character, here, we’ve got great acting and a movie so perfectly directed it makes you feel real envy of those elves, dwarfs and orcs. So my friend, you are allowed to like the first one but I think denying the desolation of Smaug of the credit it deserves is wrong.

We parted ways, I felt empty inside, I felt I had an argument without a cause, against a wall, I vaguely recall comparing it to Two Towers and regretting it afterwards, never the less, I kept my soul clean and the satisfaction of watching a movie I waited 1 full year to see and felt really good at the end (unlike you, Iron Man).

Will I see this movie again? yes, I’ll just find some else to go with, maybe a dragon!

By LaTrosa

The Hobbit – Review

24 Dec

First of all I would like to wish you all the best during the festivities. And I hope you all spend the most wonderful time with the ones you love and cherish.

I am a fan of fantasy and action films, I will go to extreme lengths to get to see movies like that, for instance going to the cinema and watching Skyfall and The Hobbit back to back, it was intense to my senses but I managed to keep my cool.

I will go on an adventure with a bunch of hooligans... what can possibly go wrong!

I will go on an adventure with a bunch of hooligans… what can possibly go wrong!

You know,  by now half of the world and Middle Earth wonder why for a 3 book we got 3 movies and for one book we will get 3, we don’t know, but is disturbing to think that for 10 years of our lives we will be going to the movies and going nuts for just one movie franchise,… oh wait… we did… remember Harry Potter? well I guess we can’t have a lot from the good stuff then.

Back to the Hobbit.

I like the movie enough not to trash it; Mainly because of the huge implications of letting my blind love to this kind of films get ahead of a real review.

It was a movie where we got scene balance; we will go from a long passive situation to a huge action filled sequence like ping-pong, turning the film predictable at some point but engaging non the least.

But if you look at the film as a whole it delivered just enough, gave us the back story, gave us the dwarves (great casting there), gave us the action, gave us the bad guys, gave us the elves, gave us Smeagol (I kind of get what was the point of his extended presence but it was a bit too uncomfortable if you know what I mean) and gave us the RING! so as an appetizer it kind of worked.

Peter Jackson is a creative monster, capable of transforming fairytale words into the most unbelievable reality, at least for the screen and our amusement, the visuals in this film are out of this world.

Looking forward to the second installment where hopefully we will be treated like adults who know what we are talking about!

Now, where do I but my tickets to visit  New Zealand?

By LaTrosa

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