Cast includes: Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Richard Armitage and Stephen Fry.
Lonely Mountain set firmly in their sights, the second part of this
trilogy sees Bilbo and company move at a good pace through various
exploits and adventures. The start of the film seems a little
disjointed and isn't helped with the HFR 3D making some of the
initial scenes feel as though you are just a little too close
to the close-ups. But you are soon drawn into the magic of the story
and the 3D comes into its own in the depths of the Mirkwood Forest
and with the dragon, Smaug. There's a wonderful Christmas feel to
this movie, like a pantomime and scary fair ground ride all rolled
into one. Very entertaining and well worth the cinema ticket. A carrot
crunching five out of five stars.