Monday, January 06, 2014
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Story (may contain spoilers!):
The show started off back at the Prancing Pony Inn where Thorin Oakenshield was eating his meal that's when he noticed approaching assailants so he prepares for battle by reaching for his weapon. Suddenly, Gandalf sat in front of him and the assailants backed down. Gandalf then proceeded to convince Thorin to reclaim back the dwarfs once prominent place at Lonely Mountain by reclaiming back the Arkenstone through the help of a Hobbit thief.
So off the party went on their merry way through Mirkwood which is a faster way to Lonely Mountain but after seeing a Black Speech graffiti, Gandalf looks stunned and started to leave the group but told the rest to stay on the path and that he'll meet them later on. So Thorin, Bilbo and the rest trudged through the dark forest but they lost the path and started to walk around hoping to find the path again however, all they did was walked round in circles. Bilbo decided to climb up the tree and out all the way at the top so he can see where the sun is so that they can move on the correct path again.
Back at the Elves lair, Tauriel seemed to grew fond towards Kili which Legolas seemed slightly bothered about. Later on, when the Elves celebrated their festival and was intoxicated from their liquor, Bilbo acted and freed the dwarfs which led them to escape the elves. The elves pursued them but during that time, they had their hands full too with the Orcs attacking.
Watching this movie in 3D is not as worth as I thought it would be. The only noteworthy scenes for 3D effect would be the battle with the giant spiders and near the ending where they're trying to escape and outwit Smaug. Other than that, watching it in 3D or not is relatively the same to me. The excitement level of this movie was more than the first installment that I saw. The storyline that the movie was arranged in did intrigued me but somehow did left me wanting more wow factor from it. The abrupt ending of the movie was the most frustrating part of the movie where it cut off at the most exciting part of all.
Overall a nice movie to watch but somehow I just wish there's a little more wow factor to it. I give it 3.5 stars out of 5.