after the events took place in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), Bilbo was still travelling with Thorin and the Dwarves. the Orc party was still tracking them, forcing them to seek out Bolg, a skin-changer for help. when Gandalf discovered a graffiti imprinted on a ruin, he left to investigate. the group lost their way and was captured by giant spiders. their escapes landed them in the Elves' sanctuary. from there, they set out to complete the journey to the Lonely Mountain, hoping the Secret Door would give them access to the treasures guarded by the dragon Smaug.
having watched the previous installment almost a year ago left us forgetting what the story was about. fortunately, their journey continued to be overwhelming, with plenty of scenes changes, from escaping the giant spiders' nest, to being captured by the elves, to being washed down by the river. the film was again about enjoying the ride than truly remembering the story. in this installment, the part where Bilbo continued using the magical ring was no surprise for us. but the part where he always managed to save the dwarves still remained difficult to stomach after all these times. having watched all the trilogies from LOTR to The Hobbit, the series had stopped impressing us but still managed to provide fair entertainment nonetheless.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Peter Jackson
- released: 2013
- casts: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter
- language: English
- genre: Adventure/Fantasy
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
- The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014)