The Desolation of Smaug continues our story on middle earth with Thorin and his company and steps up the story telling. This continued quest to the dwarf home of Erebor features more than just orcs and goblins crossing their paths. Bilbo an company must also contend with the growing darkness in the world and its effects on the elves of Mirkwood. With old hostilities and the orcs still on their trail, this helps set up a battle that includes all three parties and a ongoing battle on raging waters, making it a fantastic scene to witness on screen and that is just a taste of what you are in store for.
The combination of sets and cgi continue to amaze and help bring to life Laketown, the closest settlement to Smaug and the mountain. Here, we hear of a prophecy that have the town rejoice and one man fear, have the company split up, a she-elf that can look past the hostilities of old to help those in need orcs bent on destruction and Gandalf in mortal peril.
Multiple epic sets with running battles and we still haven’t gotten to Erebor where lays one of the greatest treasures on middle earth and a walking, talking, flying, fire breathing dragon hell bent on keeping it and destroying all in his way. Like the introduction of Gollum in Two Towers, Smaug makes his glorious appearance and doesn’t disappoint. Voiced by the excellent Benedict Cumberbatch, Smaug is brought to life and makes you fear for your own life making you feel as if you are actually in Erebor with Bilbo and not just in a theater. Checkout the following link for a peak of what you are in for;
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a wonderful film to watch and only adds to the fantastic world that Tolkien created and Peter Jackson enhanced. We here at MJR are definitely urging you to go see this film, at least once in 3D if you can and possibly twice like we are planning to do.
In addition to the film, the scenery is just so beautiful. Makes us want to go on vacation to New Zealand which we are now planning and saving for.
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