There’s lots to look at…Kate from Lost as an elf, Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug (fine, you don’t hear Smaug speak but we will and when Benny’s voice comes out of him it will be epic) and lots of dwarves.
Since the last movie was just ok, I don’t quite feel the excitement for this one that I did for the first. While the movie stayed true to the book, I felt there were some things that could have been left on the cutting room floor. Namely, all the stupid singing. Maybe ONE song, but I felt like half the damn movie was singing! And while I love love Tim, oops, I mean Martin Freeman, I wasn’t really impressed with his harrumphing Bilbo, even though yes, I know that Bilbo is a cranky dude.
Let’s hope there will be better CGI, less singing and less overacting in the new one. Either way, I’ll be there no matter what. JRR FTW!