And then the first movie came out...
The Desolation of Smaug didn’t do much to improve my feelings on the “trilogy” concept. Yes, it was packed full of talented British actors (and anyone who knows me knows how much I adore British actors), but still…
And really? Who was this Tauriel person, and why was Legolas in this movie at all? Ick.
I must say that Jackson very nearly redeemed himself with this final installment.
While I’m still irritated that my favorite Tolkien tome, which is far shorter than any of the LOTR novels, was packed full of extraneous material and stretched into three long films, I must say that Jackson very nearly redeemed himself with this final installment.
As with all of Jackson’s Tolkien movies, the cinematography was gorgeous. New Zealand might possibly be the most beautiful place on Earth…
I don’t want to say too much about the actual plot of the film, as I don’t want to spoil it - but I would definitely encourage even reluctant fans to go see it.
Overall, I think it’s worth seeing on the big screen. I’m not sure if IMAX or 3D would be worth the extra money - I personally don’t care much for 3D, so I saw it in regular 2D tonight.
I would definitely encourage even reluctant fans to go see it.