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So, I just saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug tonight, and I'm pretty damn stoked. :D

Smaug, as you may have guessed, was my favorite thing in the whole movie - and I liked the movie overall, a lot! Not only does he have a really cool design, Benedict Cumberbatch does a truly great job as Smaug. He's arrogant, vain, cunning, cruel and greedy as heck. Truly, Smaug in this movie is going to be the standard against which all dragons in fantasy movies are going to be compared from now on.

The rest of the movie was very good, too. Bilbo and the dwarves were great; there are some very interesting moments with Bilbo and the Ring, in particular, and while Thorin and Balin get the most screen time, the rest of them are well handled too. Tauriel, the elf warrior woman added for the movies, fits in really well, and Evangeline Lilly manages to steal a lot of scenes. She's the best female warrior I've seen in ages!

The scenery deserves a mention. It was uniformly gorgeous, from the dark and choking Mirkwood to the underground beauty of Thranduil's halls; from the terrifying haunted ruins of Dol Guldur to the Laketown that's best described as run-down Viking Venice, clearly going through hard times yet still bustling and interesting; and to the grandeur of Erebor itself.

Overall, I rate it higher than the first Hobbit movie; the additions and changes from the book work better here, IMO, and the whole thing just seemed to click. Well worth seeing, if you like Middle-Earth, elves, dwarves, orcs and especially dragons.

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BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama Badge.
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pj202718 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Happy Birthday. 
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thanks!
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Rariedash Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there,
big thanks for da +watch :3
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Ksander-Zen Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for :+fav: :D
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SorcerusHorserus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Happy birthday! :icondj-pon3:
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Thank you!
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TheDescendantofKehAn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, Lurk! I hope it was a great one!:)
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Thank you, TD. I don't think it qualifies as "great" but it was definitely fun. :)
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RexIvan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Happy Birthd- ... oh. They already told you that.

Well, I COULD do it again, but you will most likely get tired of that being repeatedly shouted at you. However, if I don't tell you, then you could think I forgot. On the other hand you don't really know me, so the absence of my celebratory greeting would most likely go unnoticed. BUT it really is just common niceness to give nice comments to watchees on their birthday.

So the command decision is this: I will just say that I hope you have a good day with good luck, even if it happens to be filled with people yelling greetings at you.
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