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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ movie review: A fun redemption of the franchise

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/12/2013

Michael O’Sullivan

The second part of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy goes a long way — and at 2 1 / 2 hours, I do mean long — toward righting the wrongs of the first movie, which was even longer. The first installment of the adaptation of the beloved fantasy-ad­ven­ture novel was bloated, boring and slow to get started. Jackson’s handsome new ad­dition to the canon, subtitled “The Desolation of Smaug,” is a fleet, fun redemption of the film franchise, the first chapter of which had J.R.R. Tolkien fans crying foul.
Whether the tale of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and 13 dwarves in search of lost treasure will appeal to anyone besides fans of the 1937 book is dubious. Still, for those of us who love Tolkien, the new movie is a treat.
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"‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ movie review: A fun redemption of the franchise", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 05/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-movie-review-a-fun-redemption-of-the-franchise