… I don’t think Tolkien set out to write a comedy in The Hobbit. I also don’t think Peter Jackson had set out to film a comedy in The Desolation of Smaug. But my word… what an unintentionally hilarious movie it was. It was like Pirates of the Caribbean with Dwarves.
And similar to everything Hollywood touches, the book and movie have very little in common. It was a fun action film, I’ll give it that, but the love triangle between Legolas, a totally made up She-Elf, and Kili was completely pointless and unnecessary. And no one is buying for one single minute that Peter Jackson created the character Tauriel to give the “male-centric” stories of Tolkien “female energy”.
Personally I’m hoping in the next movie Gandalf will jump a shark tank in a Rhosgobel Rabbit drawn sled. #epic