The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug reviewed

ScreenPicks reviews the new movies The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugSaving Mr. Banks, and American Hustle.

The hosts, despite not being “wowed by the first Hobbit,” enjoyed The Desolation of Smaug, saying that “it really had the meat of the story, with lots of action.” Reviewer Jorge Vargas agrees that the first film was “underwhelming,” and that the sequel is a “much better film.” They also suggest that it could be “the The Empire Strikes Back” of the series. Vargas says that it “hits the same stride as the Lord of the Rings series,” feeling closer in quality to those movies than the first Hobbit.

Listen to the full episode here.

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