The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

When it comes time to bring J.R.R. children's books Tolkien's The Hobbit to the big screen, Peter Jackson did not go to a direct adaptation. Draw from the attachment to The Lord of the Rings, he and the author recreated the story in its own image of the Rings trilogy was highly successful, but last year The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey doesn't quite do feat. Heavy on the grandeur but the light on the audience the drama and characters that are easy to remember falling in love with 10 years ago, it raised a new question: can Jackson and creative team building adventures are stronger now that they have the initial set-up is out of the way.

As a feat of sheer technical excellence, the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the magic: imaginary creatures come to life, fantastic world is manifested, and the sequence of heart shows what an accomplished action Director Jackson has become. At the same time, it does not go beyond the fundamental issues which plagued the first outing. The result is an entertaining adventure with some of the really expert-but they still failed to justify the film's almost three-hour run.