For #61 of the #DLMChallenge #365moviesin365days on April 14th I watched: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
I really hated the first Hobbit. It was way too long- each scene could have cut a full minute or more of extraneous footage, and we really didn’t need to see every damned dwarf show up at Bilbo’s door. Then I saw this movie.
Thankfully, this film seemed like the appropriate length and also felt interesting and exciting throughout each scene.
I look forward to seeing how it all ends, but as of this writing I’m on movie #184 and if that’s any indication, I’m not too excited to see a three hour movie.
Based on the Novel “The Hobbit” by: J.R.R. Tolkien
Screenplay by: Fran Walsh (The Frighteners, Meet the Feebles)
Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pacific Rim)
Philippa Boyens (King Kong, The Lovely Bones)
& Peter Jackson (Dead Alive, Heavenly Creatures)
Directed by: Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring)
Martin Freeman (Captain America: Civil War, Fun House)
Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes, Beauty and the Beast )
Benedict Cumberbatch (Black Mass, Doctor Strange)
Richard Armitage (Captain America: The First Avenger, Hannibal)
James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, The Missing)
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