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I’ll admit it right up front: the only reason I went to see The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug opening weekend in the theaters was so I could hurry up and say snippy things about it. I wanted to get my snark on before it got tainted by everyone else’s. And obviously, we already know I did not take it at all seriously.

Which is okay, because I think maybe it didn’t want to be taken seriously? I’m not sure. And that’s part of the problem.

First, let me note that I have very purposefully not reread The Hobbit since I heard the movies were being made. I want to address these on their own merit. (At one point, I used to believe movies should be faithful to books. I don’t any longer.)

And then spoilers:

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Originally published at Rachael Acks: Sound and Nerdery. You can comment here or there.

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katsudon
Dec. 21st, 2013 07:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I really think they should have just gone with it being one movie. At most two if they were each ninety minutes. Just... nope. (And I miss the music being in the movie!)

I've mostly just liked Thranduil being a total bitch and Tauriel being awesome. And she really is the only female character, which I think makes me like her even more just because she's such a relief.

And yes. I like that idea. You should totally write that story. :3 I would read the shit out of it.

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