The second movie in "The Hobbit" trilogy is faster and better than in the first. It enhances the story, give us some new locations and I liked the added romantic elf/dwarf subplot as it give some necessary added feelings and humor into the film. The dragon is also finally revealed and it looks fantastic with the powerful voice of Benedict Chamberbatch but the film also ends just when it starts to be interesting.
[3th time?] Again, some scenes are very entertaining and some others are very slow. As expected, this movie is a visual treat and I LOVED everything involving the dragon Smaug. I should also give kudos to the cast since most of them deliver even though not all the characters are richly developed, which is ironic considering Peter Jackson squeezed that book as if it was a freaking orange.
Smaug was one bad bitch - perhaps a little too talkative, I would say - but Orlando Bloom and Luke Evans were the hottest things in this film! Once again, we've spend too much time battling orcs, instead of seeing more animals from the Mirkwood forest or the insidious effects of the ring over Bilbo. Despite the faster pace, you can still feel that the action was being stretched here and there...
[J. Brew Recommendations: Day 3/7] So I've tried to watch the first one 3 times in the past and always fell asleep within the first 15 minutes. So many questions: Why the hell did Jackson make this so goofy? Why do they call Smaug a dragon when he is clearly a wyvern? Why was there no Cantina Band music to that river barrel scene? It's almost an accomplishment to make a three hour movie without an interesting moment.
Has some okay visuals, although CGI is still quite bad. The filler moments are also much more evident than in the first movie, although it makes sense when you have to make 3 movies out of a 200 page children's book. The shitty ending almost ruins the whole movie.
Der Gedanke an sein Zuhause gibt Bilbo den Mut, in die Dunkelheit aufzubrechen. Es ist bestimmt kein Zufall, dass Tolkien den Roman während der dunklen Kriegsjahre in Europa schrieb... die ganze Rezension sowie die für uns schönsten märchenhaften Fantasy Filme gibts auf cinegeek.de