Jeremy and Kevin have slacked off after a strong start to the year for movie reviews. Lucky for everyone out there that enjoyed those five episodes that they’re back to talk about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. If one recalls, Kevin is the book expert and Jeremy is the movie expert. This review falls along those lines as Jeremy extols how great the movie was while Kevin is driven nuts by the second movie from Peter Jackson again. What did Jackson and company change from the book that drove Kevin to the brink? Can he distinguish from the good that they added and the bad that they added? Which change in particular really irked him? Can Jeremy even tell the difference despite having not read the book for a long time ago? The dwarves definitely got personalities this movie after being devoid of them in the first movie but can this duo recall their correct names? Did they forget a key part to help flesh out Thorin Oakenshield though? One also gets to meet the history of the dwarves and elves in this movie. Who is Legolas’s father? Which one of the dwarves fathered Gimli from Lord of the Rings? Which of the dwarves are related? How much Gandalf do you see in the movie? Are his scenes in the book? The reveal of Smaug was outstanding but was it the best part of the movie? How many times can Kevin say Smaug just because Jeremy is annoyed by the pronunciation of it? Is there any way that Bilbo Baggins could find the Arkenstone in the vast chamber of gold that Smaug protected? What did Jeremy say when the movie ended? Find out when you click on the spoiler ridden spoiler below!
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