Last night, I met up with an friend who I haven't seen for quite a while and we intended to go bowling but it was a Saturday night which meant all 4 bowling alleys around my area were completely full! Instead, we decided to go to the cinema! I've wanted to see the second Hobbit film since I watched the first one and it was such luck that the only film on at the time we arrived was The Desolation of Smaug!
All of my college friends seem to have seen it so I was really excited to finally watch it after their great feedback of it!
I really loved the first one and this one also didn't disappoint! It was so exciting and I jumped at quite a few bits...I hate spiders so anyone who has seen it will know why I found one bit nearly impossible to watch, even through my fingers!
I have never seen the Lord of the Rings films (I know...I'm disgraceful.) so this is the first experience with this world that I've had and I might just have to watch them now!
It was much more action filled than An Unexpected Journey and I loved the fight scenes and even though some of the CGI was painfully obvious and made it look like something out of Skyrim or an updated Zelda game, it was still really enjoyable!
I think one of my favourite parts of the film was the barrel ride as it was so funny and brilliantly done, I can imagine somewhere doing a theme park ride based on it sometime soon!
I was amazed by the detail the sets had, Lake-town, Erebor and Rivendell were gorgeous and so intricate, you can imaging them being real places out in the middle of nowhere!
As characters go, I loved Tauriel (who fought better than all of the men in this film together), Stephen Fry as Lake-town's Master (greedy and hilarious) and Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch portrays him brilliantly, making him perfectly imposing and threatening). I thought Martin Freeman as Bilbo was also great, I think he's completely perfect for the role!
I'm not very good at film reviews without giving loads away, so I hope this was okay!
I recommend this film completely, it's great and it really enjoyable!