Over the past 6 weeks, I’ve really started to come around on the Tolkien films, which at one point I claimed to not enjoy. However, I cannot change my opinion on this one, it’s absolutely horrific. It tricks you with a really dope first and last 10 minutes, but sadly, this movie is 2 hours and 45 minutes and absolutely nothing interesting happens in between that beginning and that end. What a useless waste of time.
Desolation of Smaug is an endlessly exciting adventure full of diverse characters and some of the greatest action sequences in recent cinema. From the battle against Smaug to the barrel race, Desolation of Smaug promises to use every second of its lengthy runtime to keep the audience engaged.