My verdict: ★★★★★
After a long time, I have felt the excitement that I had felt a long time back while watching The Lord of The Rings trilogy. Such is the power of Peter Jackson’s latest chapter in The Hobbit trilogy.
The movie starts with a recap of sorts and picks up right where it left off in “An Unexpected Journey”. I will not tell you more to avoid spoiling your fun, but the movie has been paced brilliantly. Not once during the movie you feel that it has been stretched or compressed.
As for the acting, its as top notch as it gets and at par if not higher in standard compared to Mr. Jackson’s LOTR trilogy.
And I can assure you that it was not just me that was at the edge of my seat for the action scenes, I could hear the whole audience give the same reactions!
I was bored to death by the first part, but its necessary to form a link to this movie, otherwise you might be left wondering who’s who, so be warned in that respect. If you know nothing, and go see the movie, you’ll enjoy the action and the suspense, but if you do see the previous part (and also the LOTR trilogy) it will make for a more satisfying and an enjoyable experience.
The rendition of Smaug is so awesome, its worth seeing the movie just for his sake and of the dialogue between him and Bilbo!
The dwarves have been played by their actors with such passion that you really feel for them, and root for them as well.
As for Gandalf, Sir Ian McKellen has once again delivered nothing but perfection.
This is one of those movies where I have to say, don’t miss the end! When you come out of the theater, you will be…