The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

I really wanted to have a good experience going into "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. " Ten minutes in, I realized it would not be the entry in the series that would change my opinion of the long-winded and over-stuffed franchise. It's more of the same sweeping scenes of walking, overlong action sequences, and bouts of mind-numbing dialogue that only a literature major or studied fanboy or girl could understand or even care about. Read more