Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug

We went to an afternoon showing of the new Hobbit movie.

It was action packed and the graphics of Smaug were great. I thought it was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

My son wasn't so impressed. He didn't like the way the movie made Smaug look stupid and how the dwarfs were able to fool him so easily.  He said Smaug is a brilliant, ancient, dragon and they made him look foolish.

So, Jake was disappointed in the movie. But I enjoyed it.

So there you go - two opposing viewpoints from the same family.

If you go see it, let me know what you think.


David Batista said...

I saw it, and I loved it! :)

I thought Smaug was indeed a little dumbed down on the big screen, but ultimately he was still awesome. And that comes on top of a movie that was already awesome before the titular drake even showed up.

I was disturbed by the abrupt cliffhanger ending, though. I don't know how I'll be able to wait a whole year for the final installment.

Rena Jones said...

Cool! I think my girls want to see that one.