S is for Smaug: Jackson’s Imperfect Adventure

the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-poster-16Peter Jackson has followed up with the second installment in his rendition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, titled The Desolation of Smaug. It’s a fitting name, because undoubtedly Smaug runs flys away with the film (move over Bilbo). Overall, it’s a significant improvement on part one of the stand-alone book turned cinematic trilogy. But like its predecessor, the movie still suffers from its inherent flaw–Jackson’s obsession to turn this children’s tale into one long drawn out prequel to Lord of the Rings. Once more, E is for Embellish.

Spoilers to follow.

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GOT- “Mhysa”

MhysaAnother Sunday, and it’s the last episode of Game of Thrones for the season–wherein we see the aftermath of the Red Wedding, plots-a-plenty take place in Westeros, and in some far-off swarthy land, Daenerys does her “great white emancipator” thing.

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GOT- “Kissed by Fire”

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Another Sunday another Game of Thrones. Turns out Jon Snow knows something. Great place for a smarmy George Takei, “Oh My!”

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GOT- “And Now His Watch Is Ended”

Game-of-Thrones-S3E4-03Another Sunday another Game of Thrones. In which Daeneyrs the Abolitionist becomes “Daeneyrs Unchained.” Cue the James Brown track.

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