And what of the Hobbit or the dragon that lend the film its respective title and subtitle What of the dwarf king A distressingly ill-proportioned movie that seems desperate to be about anything other than its actual story, Hobbit 2 fleetingly comes to life whenever it remembers its ostensible subject, the sorry company's encounter with Smaug en route to the unlikely dwarf renaissance. Perhaps owing to the actors' existing rapport on \"Sherlock\", Bilbo and Smaug's tête-à-tête is modestly enjoyable, the stuff of a loquacious fantasy novel packed with riddles rather than the sword and sorcery drudgery with which Jackson is obviously more comfortable. There's so little of Bilbo, though, that the film's gestures to its long-forgotten conceit--that the smallest of us may yet be capable of the greatest feats--are more insulting than comforting. When Howard Shore's familiar theme from the Shire is cued as an elder dwarf notes, channelling Gandalf's dozen or so pep talks to Frodo in the Rings trilogy, that hobbits really are courageous things, one imagines Jackson shrugging behind the camera, silently mouthing, \"I guess.\" Originally published: December 12, 2013.
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