Good Movie

By Ashleyzam03
Written December 19, 2013
It was much better than the first but not as good as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The ending upset us all... I can't believe they left us at such a cliffhanger.
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Bloated Movie With No Ending

By Kelderic
Written December 13, 2013
I saw part 2 (Desolation) last night at the 3D IMAX. While it was slightly better than part 1, it still drags on because of the added material. The worst of this being the "white orc" storyline. So much time is wasted with the orcs continually trying and failing to ambush our dwarven party. Additionally, a female elven character has been added to try and create a love triangle, with the somehow older-looking Legolas (no he wasn't in the book at all), and ... one of the dwarves? Absurd on it's faace, yet some very good acting on their parts actually helps that sequence turn into a rather enjoyable. Despite the dragging on and extra storylines (and turning Laketown into a parody of pre-revolution France?), it's really not bad until the end. Without spoiling, I'll just say that nearly everyone there last night were big fans of the series. We each paid $27 to see the double film in IMAX at the midnight launch. Almost unanimously, the reaction to the end was a theater filled with boos.
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Well...

By ChrisLunaTV
Written December 13, 2013
Let me start by saying, the movie has probably the coolest dragon sequences in the history of cinema. Also, the writer and director really went beyond the book, so that these characters are alive. This movie also has a lot more action than the previous film, which is excellent! But for all the things that make it great, there are some clumsy/tacky transitions that attempt to fabricate drama, when there isn't any. Unfortunately, those moments are what become memorable. Also, certain scenes feel repetative. And then there is the fact that the movie doesn't really transition seamlessly from the first movie and ends in an awkward, 2/3 point. Even knowing that going in, it's still tough to stomach (Come on, we have to wait almost another year to see the end?) There are a lot of things done well here. Still, I would recommend staying home, and waiting for a year a couple years, and watching the trilogy on Netflix over a weekend.
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Disappointed but greatly amused

By battlecow
Written December 13, 2013
The good: If you're looking for a visually stunning, edge-of-your-seat film with an awesome dragon and a hint of romance (or miss the Super Kill Action of Legolas from LotR), you absolutely must see this film! The bad: If you love Tolkien's work or are a die hard fan of authenticity... drop the word "Hobbit" from the title and you can still immensely enjoy the film. After watching a loosely interpreted LotR in the theater with Hollywood embellishment I felt prepared for "An Unexpected Journey". While it journeyed off the road many times, it still managed to find a side path to the same destination. Part II, however, was so loosely based on the book that "Bored of the Rings" was a better retelling of Tokien's trilogy. They took the standard big screen cheese and heaped on all the cheese from the LotR films on top. Next film: Dwarf-Elf marriage legalized, Smaug is a protected endangered species, Sauron the Boy Scout Troop Leader, Galadriel drops to 1/4 speed.
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Definitely awesome

By cuemby
Written December 13, 2013
Guys you can't miss this movie, i can't wait to next year is super awesome, best movie of the year every time.
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