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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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leaute
Dec. 21st, 2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
It's okay. I'll have sex with Benedict Cumberbatch's voice in your stead. I can take that one for the team.

I enjoyed it, but I don't have anything really smart to say about it as usual. Sometimes everything was sliiiightly over the top for me, but over all it was about the same as the first one was for me: fun but not life-changingly epic. Though that dragon stuff was all pretty spectacular.

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