Releasing Date: 13 December 2013
Director: Peter Jackson
Writer:Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens
Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage
In the first part of Peter Jackson’s new trilogy, opinions were divided. So many had Pleasantly childish and unspectacular. Now If you look at the second part, so we can state that Jackson has figured out this childlike approach out of his system. What targets in the novel to children, was released in the first part.The second Peter Jackson reaches almost to his “Lord of the Rings” zoom movies. If anything, then “The Hobbit – Smaug wasteland” the only reason why smaller, because there are no huge armies meet each other in the finals. There is however a huge finale with the dragon Smaug.
Gandalf separates from the dwarves to travel to Dol Guldur, where the ancient evil is awakened again. Meanwhile traverse the dwarves a forest, where dwells an immense danger. But this is just one of the many dangers to which the community must face.Pursued by orcs they encounter Elves and Men and traveling in the direction of Erebor, where Bilbo is to fulfill his destiny: the master thief must bring the Arkenstone in itself, so that Thorin as king can unite the armies of the Dwarves.
The fact that “The Hobbit” the blueprint for “The Lord of the Rings” and the latter was told a similar story, only much larger and epochal, you realize this film very well. How “The Two Towers”, he is the center piece, but other than that it does not end with a victorious stage, but with a real cliffhanger.
Jackson presents “Smaug wasteland” very nice, which is one of its strengths: equal to juggle different storylines. This one runs the risk of becoming a victim of a fibrillated structure, but the game’s plot in Dol Guldur, and in seaside city with the Elves is alternated sent, so that the narrative vonstattengeht even faster.
There are action sequences which, although certainly strain the realism, but are provided with a coolness that was going on about the infamous dwarf fall in the mines in the first part.
In terms of action, there are two major highlights. The flight into the barrels over the rushing river with simultaneous battle against the orcs and the battle with the dragon in the final. Both are very different sequences, drag the viewer into the action but right into it. The former also benefits from Legolas, who may prove once again highlights the elegant tricks he can deliver in the middle of the fray.
In this second part of Jackson and his co-authors had to invent a lot of new things that do not exist as in JRR Tolkien template. There, the dwarves do not apply to Smaug, here it is blown up into a giant spectacle, which could scarcely be furious.
In other respects there is much new, but first and foremost is Tauriel call, a same fighter that does not exist in Tolkien. Evangeline Lily plays with verve, both in the romantic sequences as well as the excellent fight scenes and one of the highlights of this film. The gentle love to Kili, which is kindled here, takes up very little space in the film, but enriched it immensely.
The interaction of Tauriel and Legolas, who is also not there in the template is appealing. That Legolas feels more than camaraderie for the elf, it becomes clear in the first moments. It’s quite possible that they will not survive the third part of what Legolas could make to the man you know “The Fellowship” learns in: a fighter who is not good to talk to dwarves.
Some figures are perhaps a little bit too short. This is especially true for the part played by Stephen Fry Mayor of Seaside City, which would represent an obstacle for Thorin and his companions, given his characterization, but all too quickly sets up the flag after the wind.
You could have done without basically to this figure, but that’s only a minor flaw in an otherwise enthralling film. And after all, it increases Bard, who otherwise would have had to do without antagonists.