My profoundly pregnant friend missed out on Hobbit 2: Desolation of Smaug today, so I’ve illustrated what she missed:
The fact that I enjoyed the hell out of this film should come as no surprise to anyone who knows how terrible my movie taste is. There are plenty of mean things to say about it, but I’ve never read the books, so I didn’t have any expectations to be savagely dashed upon the rocks.
An hour-long fight scene in a creek with dwarves in barrels? Smexy elves with obvious dye jobs? Charmingly befuddled hobbits? Inexplicable love scenes? A major plot development revealed on a tapestry in some kind of Middle Earth Qwik-E-Mart? This film has it all!