The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

While still a money grab, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is far better than its predecessor mostly because we get a freakier looking Legolas, Lee Pace who seems to have a talent for playing haughty, inexplicably freaky rulers; Evangeline Lilly who does a mean Liv Tyler impression; and Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice in all its Khantastic glory as Smaug. Instead of just being adventure for adventure sake (yawn), there is a smidge more gravitas. As I suggested