The Desolation of Smaug

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The Desolation of SmaugSo we went along to see the next Hobbit movie tonight.

Not bad, but not hugely great.

I mean it's a visual spectacle of course, but it felt really like a whole bunch of very long (and quite ridiculous) action scenes.  

The river scene was very much in the "yeah right" zone (much like Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).

I don't really remember the book (it took me over a year to read it in ~2000-2001) - all I remember is each chapter was one little adventure with danger and rescue, and then the chapter ended and there'd be no incentive to keep reading.  So I don't know how much of the movie wasn't in the book (apparently a lot of it, according to one review I read on IMDB).

Anyways, enjoyed it on the big screen, but not as good as the first one.

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