Gioanni Fazio

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'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Feb 27, 2014

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

“What have we done?” cries Bilbo Baggins at the end of “The Desolation of Smaug,” and he could well be speaking for the filmmakers. Peter Jackson and company have taken JRR Tolkien’s one-volume predecessor to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and blown it ...