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Old December 28 2013, 02:08 AM   #655
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Re: Movies Seen In 2013






99. How to Train Your Dragon: A
100. Scrooged: A-
101. W: D+
102. 127 Hours: A-
103. Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: B+

I'm not a Tolkien purist and I read the book 15yrs ago so my grade is largely based on did I enjoy it as a film, not an adaptation. I'd grade it higher if the film actually worked well as a film within itself. I found it perhaps a tad long to not tell a story within itself given that timeframe. I was at the least expecting Smaug to die. Had that happened I'd very likely give this an A grade at minimum. I've read that the Woodland Elves sequence is pulled from elsewhere and that Legolas is even shoehorned in(for familiarity I guess?) and that the Tauriel character is not even of Tolkien origin but I liked that character a plenty.
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