I’m back from my adventure, I met a group of rowdy dwarves AND I saw Smaug the dragon (albeit portrayed on the New Zealand Air plane at Munich Airport).
I had an amazing time and will be sharing the highlights in upcoming posts.
Today I’ll focus The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug which I saw on Friday at Leicester Square Odeon at 12.45 courtesy of the wonderful Guylty who gifted me my precious
This is not a review, just a few observations.
I’ve only seen the film once and will not be continuing my gushing in a cinema till it’s out on the 27th of December, when Poland catches up to the rest of the world…
I finally went to see it with my BFF who is most certainly not a Tolkien fan but decided he could use a 3 hour nap.
As we were queueing up to enter he turned to me and said:
Holy fuck, look at me standing in line with all the other geeks!
Yup babe, you’ve finally arrived in Coolsville, welcome 🙂
I’m pretty sure I wrote about how weird (and not in a good way…) I found the 48 fps.
I felt like I was watching a program on The Discover Channel HD and that’s not necessarily what you want from a film.
This time around it did not bug me but at all, although the difference between 24 and 48 fps must be significant as Max was traumatized and kept muttering about it looking like an 80s TV series.
Oh dear, guess maybe the technology won’t win movie goers over any time soon.
I wonder if it didn’t bug me because I knew what to expect or because on the whole many scenes in DOS are dark or contain fight sequences and the new technology lends itself to that better.
As Richard said, the film is fast paced from the get go and doesn’t ease up for a second.
I’ll just say it, in my humble opinion it wiped the floor with AUJ!
I’ve always said that for me AUJ dragged a tad in places and it felt one scene too long, although which one I would eliminate I cannot tell you.
I actually made a rookie mistake of gulping down what was the equivalent of a bucket of Diet Coke prior to venturing to Middle Earth and I was hard pressed to find a moment that seemed appropriate to sneak out to the loo.
They should start handing out Hobbit themed potties at the cinema, just an idea…
Anyway, I feel like they have managed to recapture that LOTR magic that was somewhat lacking in this last Hobbit part, but I refuse to believe that it was as simple as introducing the elves, although Thranduil had me snapping my fingers and saying: Bitch so sassy! 😉
I really enjoy the introduction of new characters, including Tauriel and can hardly blame her for falling for
Aidan Turner Kili , so no shade throwing please!
And Smaug!!! Oh Smaug the Stupendous!
Now I know why Cumberbatch is so adamant that playing this part entailed more that simply lending your voice.
I found the whole film ridiculously exciting and I think Sir PJ may well have learned a few things from AUJ and tweaked DOS so it would give LOTR fans more of what they love!
I can’t really write much about Thorin apart from the fact that I have a thing for Richard unravelling his characters very much like Lucas in season 10.
On the one hand clearly greed and the ever present obsession clouds his mind, but he is still very much protective of his company and kin.
I can’t even tell you how much I enjoyed the Thorin/Thranduil faceoff, but there’s less cattiness on Ru Paul’s Drag Race!
Now now, calm down, you’re both pretty 😉
What were your favourite DOS parts?
Who wins the title of King of Sass?