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Tanner Reviews The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The_Hobbit_-_The_Desolation_of_Smaug_theatrical_posterThe Lord of the Rings… Probably one of the most important film franchises of the current era. Under the direction of Peter Jackson, the franchise took filmmaking into whole new realms as it took us on a grand journey from The Fellowship of the Rings to The Return of the King. Needless to say, if you are a fan of movies and have not yet seen the three films, then you need to set aside a whole day  (believe me it will take that long), watch it, and enjoy… The Hobbit on the other hand, if it will be remembered at all, will be remembered as a film franchise cashing in on the fact that you can put Peter Jackson behind the camera, Ian McKellan as Gandalf on-screen, and spend $225 million dollars knowing you will earn that money back within the first two weeks. I feel like the term ‘cash in’ is a bit harsh of a term. It carries some pretty negative connotations behind it, in particular alluding to the movie being terrible. Though I feel like the term applies here. While The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug may not be a ‘bad movie’, it is certainly a ‘cash in’ and a one and done affair. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”