I watched this movie late. I was trying to avoid the stampede.
Highlights for me are the river scene, all the scenes with Smaug the dragon, Gandalf’s duel with the Necromancer, and Legolas and Tauriel’s hand-to-hand combat with the Orcs.
What I was least amused was Thorin’s thick dark eyebrows and Smaug’s long chat with Bilbo – I was like, “Eat him already!” On a lighter note, Kili – played by Aidan Turner, is a real cutie.
I started to get restless right about when the dwarve’s started to melt gold. Luckily, as soon as the dragon headed for the Lake-town, the screen went black! Thank goodness!
“The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug” was pretty good. I give it an “A” rating.