“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” wows audiences

After a year of patience for one of cinema’s most intensely anticipated prequels, viewers have been rewarded with a visual spectacle which definitely overshadows the success of its’ predecessor. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, set the audience’s eyes on fire by wonders of visual effects and action packed scenes. The movie accompanies us through the amazing journey of thirteen brave dwarves and a hobbit as they struggle to reclaim their homeland from one mighty, fearful dragon.

Without sharing any spoilers, this is how the story unwarps in its three hour span.  The dwarves along with Bilbo, , played by Martin Freeman, have escaped from the misty mountains to find trouble ahead. They must travel through treacherous terraces and fight malevolent forces of evil in order to arrive to their destination, the lonely Mountain.

Focusing on the story’s structure and on the actors’ performances, The Hobbit is just like every cliché adventure movie that has ever been directed. Like in every movie it’s the journey that matters, not the destination. And having that said, director Peter Jackson managed to revive the audience by throwing it in a fresh majestic adventure full of wonder and awe.

Not since Avatar have I seen such beauty and detail in visual effects when it comes to nature. Every creature and every tree is meticulously designed to fulfil the viewer’s eye to a level where he can question whether it is real or not.

The several A-list celebrities give respectable performances including appearances of upcoming actors such as Richard Armitage, Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch. Unlike other movies where the viewer can be lost between characters and their actions, The Hobbit offers an easy to follow story line. The settings and scenery are breathtaking, and one could say that they outdo the Lord of the Ring’s, also, pioneering and vast CGI environment.

The latest addition to The Hobbit trilogy is a cinematic accomplishment for three major factors. The first is the stunning visual effects which hypnotize the eyes into a feast of artificial beauty. Additionally, the  portrayal of a simplistic story is turned into a quick thriller. The actor’s also had an admirable hustle of managing to perform in such an inspiring and realistic way considering it was all in front of a green screen. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is definitely one of the most memorable films of 2013, I suggest it without a doubt.