Bullseyes: ④ (out of 5)
I wasn’t so smitten with the last Hobbit movie. Nobody died and it took up 3 hours of my time for no good reason. Hobbit 2 doesn’t know when to end either but it does at least have some wit and drive. And Cate Blanchett is the hottest elf ever (she is an elf right? I get all these middle earth types mixed up…).
The Hobbit 2 continues the quest of the dwarfs and the bloke out of The Office to reclaim their homeland, and kill a dragon or something. On the way we meet the usual Orcs, which were so menacing in the Lord of The Rings trilogy but for some reason are now tame and cartoonish. We also meet Cate the hot elf and go for a barrel ride down a river until we get to the dwarfs village.
Once there I’m pretty sure the movie is supposed to end – we’re 2 hours in by this point – but as usual Peter Jackson keeps going and eventually calls time when the reel runs out. Phew!