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The Problem with "The Hobbit" Movies |
I just saw the second installment of "The Hobbit" movies, "The Desolation of Smaug", and thought it suffered from the same problem as the original, which is no real surprise as they were filmed at the same time. I don't care about the characters or what happens to them, or if they succeed. None of them have anything to lose, since the dwarves already lost everything a long time ago and Bilbo Baggins is basically just bored before it starts. In fact, I was bored before the quest started, too, (in the last film) and quite often after it did start. We know almost nothing about these dwarves, who are a bit annoying if anything. I might enjoy seeing them get eaten by a dragon. At least it would be interesting. Unless I wasn't paying attention (it's possible I drifted off a few times), none but the main dwarf gets any back story. They seem to have no family, either, so no one even cares about them. It comes as a surprise when we learn some of them are brothers or something, but even