The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug review

Gandalf separates from the dwarves to travel to Dol Guldur, where the ancient evil is awakened again. Meanwhile, the dwarves traverse a forest, where dwells an immense danger. But this is just one of the many dangers to which the community must face. Pursued by Orcs they encounter Elves and Men and traveling in the direction of Erebor, where Bilbo is to fulfill his destiny: the master thief must bring the Arkenstone, so that Thorin as king can unite the armies of the Dwarves.

The fact that "The Hobbit" the blueprint for "The Lord of the Rings" and the latter was told a similar story, only much larger and epochal, you realize this film very well. How "The Two Towers", he is the center piece, but other than that it does not end with a victorious stage, but with a real cliffhanger.

Jackson presents "Smaug wasteland" very nice, which is one of its strengths: equal to juggle different storylines. There are action sequences which, although certainly strain the realism, but are provided with a coolness that was going on about the infamous dwarf fall in the mines in the first part.

In terms of action, there are two major highlights. The flight into the barrels over the rushing river with simultaneous battle against the Orcs and the final battle with the dragon. Both are very different sequences; drag the viewer into the action. The former also benefits from Legolas, who may prove once again highlights the elegant tricks he can deliver in the middle of the fray.

In this second part of Jackson and his co-authors had to invent a lot of new things that do not exist in JRR Tolkien’s novel. There, the dwarves do not apply to Smaug, here it is blown up into a giant spectacle, which could scarcely be furious.

In other respects there is much new, but first and foremost is Tauriel call, a same fighter that does not exist in Tolkien. Evangeline Lily plays with verve, both in the romantic sequences as well as the excellent fight scenes and one of the highlights of this film. The gentle love to Kili, which is kindled here, takes up very little space in the film, but enriched it immensely.

The interaction of Tauriel and Legolas, who are also not there in the original story is appealing. That Legolas feels more than camaraderie for the elf, it becomes clear in the first moments. It's quite possible that they will not survive the third part of what Legolas could make to the man you know "The Fellowship" learns in: a fighter who is not good to talk to dwarves.

Some figures are perhaps a little bit too short. This is especially true for the part played by Stephen Fry Mayor of Seaside City, which would represent an obstacle for Thorin and his companions, given his characterization, but all too quickly sets up the flag after the wind.

You could have done without basically to this figure, but that's only a minor flaw in an otherwise enthralling film. And after all, it increases Bard, who otherwise would have had to do without antagonists.

As with the second "Lord of the Rings" movie Gandalf is separated here by the companions. Instead, he was raised in Dol Guldur evil. This is a powerful scene in which he enters and recognizes who is this really the Necromancer.

Gandalf, as well as the other wizards to keep themselves in the movie always sharply, in the confrontation with the old enemy will be shown, however impressive, over what power the magician. The struggle of light against the shadow is exactly what fans of the "Lord of the Rings" saga have probably always dreamed of.

Who was disappointed by the first part, may rejoice now, because "Smaug wasteland" breathes the spirit of the old trilogy. The fast-paced story with several narrative levels has no child elements more, but also presents itself as a great epic, which also knows why please because the characters are designed complex.

In particular, this applies to Thorin, who indeed bears a burden as king, but is only too willing to sacrifice parts of the community if it is the great goal relevant. He is a man not unlike his ancestors, who runs the risk of succumbing to madness.

More than in the first part there are cross-references and developments that point to the later in time gambling "Lord of the Rings". If at some point you can see all six films at the pieces, you will realize that by doing events of the "Lord of the Rings" saga still get an extra level of meaning, because they can be put in correlation with the chronological first trilogy.