In this episode on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, our hosts talk about the added/extended storylines, the awesome CGI, the unnecessary CGI and what it all means for the third film. And also how they would watch an entire film of elves fighting because oh. my. god.
For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Thor: The Dark World, Ender’s Game, Once Upon a Time and Percy Jackson.
Music: Barrels Out of Bond from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug score
-Dec 25 (US), Dec 26 (UK)
-Dec 25 (US limited), Jan 17 (UK)
-Based on the stage play by Tracy Letts
-Everyone that participated in the Project For Awesome
-Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro
-Directed by: Peter Jackson
-Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, 15 other people, and the vocal stylings of Mr Benedict Cumberbatch
-Sequel to An Unexpected Journey, covered on episode #29