There are some who have dismissed the Hobbit series as “Lord of the Rings Lite” and in many ways this gets right to the heart of what is both brilliant and predictable about the second Hobbit movie. It is just more Lord of the Rings. But on the other hand, it’s more Lord of the Rings!
Compared to the long drawn out sections of the first film, henceforth known as The Hobbit: An Unexpectedly Long Title, The Desolation of Smaug feels like a much more confident and established film. Much like The Two Towers, all the strands have already been well established, and we are left with some breathtaking action scenes alongside themes of morality and identity.
When we meet Bilbo at the start of the film, he has just got his hands on the ring, but has yet to tell his co-travellers. They are keen…
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