The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ★★★½

Why turning a small novel into 3 movies? I thought at first. Although I wasn't that interested in watching them, after seeing this on TV I must say it's quite good and engaging. Different from the book I remember. The only bad point is that the way it ends would be quite annoying if you had to wait another year for the next one. Fortunately, I had to wait only one week. In that case, it's a good cliff-hanger.