The Desolation of Smaug story flow is really different than An Unexpected Journey, more dynamic (but too much speed as usually with the theatrical cut), and the encounter with Smaug exceeds all my expectations. I have got some disappointments regarding the too short scene in the film beginning (Hopping for a longer extended cut than the first one). I think the Beorn, dark forest and elf kingdom sequences are too much truncated, with a lack of character / story development. But hopefully, from the barrel ride until the film ending, it’s a truly epic fantasy film, with a better flow, more scene development and lot of awesome action. The look and feel of Smaug is amazing and the last shot of the film is the best teaser for the third chapter (Can’t wait for !). Finally i am really happy with the film – a weak beginning but a strong ending – and because this year, the 48fps is no more a big debate, the film is so dynamic, it’s a must have for a clear 3D with such directing.
STEREOSCOPIE (In High Frame Rate)
FRENCH VERSION (VOICE LOCALIZATION)
Spoiler ahead, YOU shall not PASS !
The Quest for Erebor in Bree
The House of Beorn
Mikwood, the Dark Forest
The Woodland Realm
Escape from the warehouse barrel
Bard and the Lake Town
The high fells in Dol Guldur
The keyhole on the doorstep
The Kingsfoil and the orcs attack
The tresor of Smaug and the dwarf forges
The ending of the movie (in regards to leading well into the next film, and serving as a good ending point).
The overall pace of the film (theatrical cut)
The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. The worst type is dictated by demographics or what is hip or what kids are into- Peter Jackson