Movie date: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Movie date: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Mars: Wow.

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.

If it is not already apparent, this flick blew my mind.

While watching it, I was actually kind of overwhelmed by all the action - there is just SO MUCH happening.

Upon reflection, I realised that this is one of those movies that I will have to see five times in order to really appreciate it.

There are so many spectacular locations, so many unforgettable characters, so many wondrous incidents, that it is impossible to take it all in.

Director Peter Jackson is just so generous with his talent!

My favourite section was of course the middle bit, with all the elves.

We have got tantalising glimpses into the lives of the elves during previous trips to Middle-earth, but here we are taken deep into their natural habitat.

Mirkwood is my new hood.

Thranduil (Pace) is my new idol. Tauriel (Lilly) is my new crush.

And frankly, I just want to BE Legolas (Bloom).

The archery scenes with him are my favourite action scenes of all time.

There was this bit where he shot two orcs through the head at the same time, and it actually brought a tear to my eye.

To see someone so beautiful do something so well is an absolute pleasure and privilege.

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