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Great fantasy movie,
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This review is from: Hobbit, The: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-Ray) (Blu-ray)
This movie is a vast improvement over an Unexpected Journey. I didn't dislike the first but was disappointed by the pacing and extremely high expectations.
I really don't have any major complaints with the Desolation Of Smaug. It's got the best dragon ever put to film and one insanely fun to watch barrel scene. Even though Peter Jackson deviates from the source material quite a bit, it suits the film just fine. Its a thrill to watch and hints at a huge finale in the third film. This is one of the best films of 2013.
I will probably personally prefer the extended cut, but I'll still be buying this. Will be waiting for the extended cuts in the hobbit box set when it eventually comes out. :)