grates less upon further acquaintance! I’ve just returned from my fourth viewing of The Desolation of Smaug, and just as I had hoped, the things that I couldn’t bear to watch the first time around have gradually become more acceptable. After seeing it the first time, I realized I had to let go of the idea that the movie was based on the book. Lighten up, Itsy!!!
The tone of DoS is much more light-hearted than AUJ. There is a lot more humor and they basically just cut loose. Action-hero Indiana Oakenshield boogie-boards on molten gold, performs aerial acrobatics , balances precariously on the nose of a fire-breathing dragon, taunts him mercilessly until the dragon loses his temper and sets a forge ablaze.
Yeah, once I decided not to take it so seriously, I enjoyed the heck out of this movie!