I know I’m in the minority about this movie for a lot of reasons. Fist of all, I preferred An Unexpected Journey to the Desolation Of Smaug. Secondly, Desolation was somewhat of a let down for me. I was surprised by a number of reviews claiming the exact opposite of both my statements. I don’t love The Lord Of The Rings trilogy either. I like it well enough, but honestly I find it kind of boring. The Hobbit however is a book that I adore. It’s a lot of what makes The Lord Of The Rings unique and interesting condensed into a fun 300 or so page book.