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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman December 6, 2013 @ 3:09 PM
Warner Bros.
There comes a time when we must stop kidding ourselves. These 'Hobbit' films – with 'The Desolation of Smaug' representing the shank of the trilogy – are not real movies. These are exploitation films for Tolkien nuts, for enthusiasts of the original 'Lord of the Rings' movies and for audiences so hungry for high fantasy they'll gobble up whatever is served to them and ask for seconds.
As someone who has sympathy, but not empathy, for those who have such proclivities, I can get why someone might come away liking this picture. But that is more of an involuntary reaction to exposure to certain elements, not the summation of a film. Listen, there's a grey-bearded wizard who warns in low tones about a place that sounds like “Doggledoor.” And there's someone referred to as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror.” I love that geekorama stuff more than most. It's hilarious, and I'll probably refer to my cat as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror” for the next week. But this movie doesn't cohere – there's no forward momentum, no character development, no story happening. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a fibber.

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Clips Preview Elves, Secrets and Dragon Gold

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by Nick Romano December 4, 2013 @ 9:17 AM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/ZkVnOXfJlJk
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' Peter Jackson's second installment in the new film trilogy, will soon be upon us. While stars recently flocked to the red carpet at the world premiere, Warner Bros. released new clips we've merely glimpsed in the trailers.

'The Hobbit 2' Posters: This Fellowship Is Ready for Battle

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by Nick Romano November 4, 2013 @ 8:27 AM
Warner Bros.
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is now just over a month away, bringing back Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen and that bumbling band of dwarfs to continue their journey to face down the evil dragon Smaug. But who are the new warriors we'll meet along the way? If you still don't know your Tolkien mythology, Warner Bros. has released seven new 'The Hobbit 2' character posters.

'The Hobbit 2' Banner: Can 'The Desolation of Smaug' Be More Epic Than the First?

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by Nick Romano October 16, 2013 @ 12:54 PM
Warner Bros.
In similar fashion to the marketing for the first 'Hobbit' film, Warner Bros. has revealed the latest Smaug-sized banner for Peter Jackson's second installment, 'The Desolation of Smaug.' But can it help pick fan interest back up after a less-than-stellar first go?

Comic-Con 2013: 'The Crow' Reboot Adds Comic Creator James O'Barr, Announces Panel

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by Damon Houx July 2, 2013 @ 7:45 PM
LionsGate
Often the best way to make fans happy with a reboot/new version of something old is to respect what came before it by involving the original creator(s) with the update. And 'The Crow' reboot has done just that by hiring comic book writer James O'Barr (who created the character) as a consultant for the upcoming film.

Sorry, Rihanna: 'Hobbit' Star Luke Evans Offered 'Fast Six' Villain Role

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by Sean O'Connell May 2, 2012 @ 7:31 AM
Relativity
When stories broke that ‘Battleship’ hottie Rihanna was offered the villain role in the upcoming ‘Fast & Furious’ sequel, it felt like a rumor … primarily because the source was Britain’s tabloid The Sun. Now the reputable Twitch says that ‘Immortals’ star Luke Evans actually is being offered the part, plugging into a role that was pitched to Jason Statham.