Stunt Granny Audio Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-banner-2Jeremy 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!

Jeremy’s Monthly Movies for May 2013

movie_nightIron Man 3- May 3, 2013

Look Iron Man 2 isn’t nearly as bad as people made it out to be. Yeah it had its flaws but then it also led us right to The Avengers so all is forgiven. The previews have been coming fast and in abundance an each one looks more badass then the next. This is the official kickoff movie for the summer season and looks like it will be well worth the money. I have the tickets already.

The Great Gatsby- May 10, 2013

I have no idea what The Great Gatsby is about and I know I should but whatever. The previews look to be the usual mess of visual and music from Baz Lurhman and that is a good thing. This is clearly geared toward gay men and women as those re the only people I have heard mention this flick as a must see. No shame in that as it will drag in a larger audience this way. It will also benefit from make good ticket sales for men dragging their women to see Iron Man 3 the week before. Possible theatre movie but not set in stone.

Peeples-  May 10, 2013

First off I am not black that I know of; so I understand this movie is clearly not marketed for me. I do liek funny movies and this, well, this doens;t seem to cut it. I remember seeing this preview before GI.Joe and immediately called out that Tyler Perry had his hands in this in some capacity and I was spot on. So, after all of that this movie doesn’t look terrible but it doesn’t look very interesting as well. It is the same basic formula as every other fish out of water movie. The only curious development is that David Alan Grier appears to have abandoned his normal shtick and plays the straight man. So yeah save the cash and wait for TBS.

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: