Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Main Players: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly
I looked back at my review for the first Hobbit movie (week 50 in 2012.) After reading my review I'm thinking two things, 1.) Wow, I can tell I had been doing reviews for a while because I am extremely out of practice for writing like that! 2.) I think I must have liked the first one better.
As I've said many times before, this movie genre is not my favorite. After seeing the first one though I felt like I need to finish the whole trilogy or it's a job left undone. This movie was good. My husband and son both thought it was much better than the first. I think it was comparable. This movie had a lot more adventure and action then the first one. The characters took on more personality and life. I found some of the characters more endearing and there was a little romance for my soulful side. I feel like this one fell more into the "Hollywood" category as it worked to capture the audience with bling and fire. The actors did wonderful, and I feel everyone fits their parts perfectly. Again, I am just not so much a fan of these movies so I'm a little biased in my lack of enthusiasm. Like I said the first time, if you are a Hobbit fan you will probably love it!
Deb's Rate: Its a renter for me, but if you are a fan Friday Night.
I read my review for the last Hobbit as well and I have to say that I feel pretty much the same about this one. I didn't have a huge desire to see this movie but I didn't not want to see it either. I've seen all the other movies so it seems like I need to keep going. For being so unenthusiastic about going, I was pleasantly surprised. As always with these movies.
I really did enjoy this once I started watching it. It kept me engaged and didn't feel super long even though it sort of was. The only bad thing is I felt totally confused about what was going on. Apparently I remember even less then last time. But even in my state of ignorance I didn't feel like it was a waste of my time. Also, it was a major bonus seeing Orlando Bloom. It's been awhile! Oh, and another bonus. It's super fun saying the word Smaug.
Tiff's Rate: Matinee for me.
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