Oh. My. Goodness.
I went to see the DoS yesterday, and… gosh. I don’t know what to say. First and foremost, I didn’t write the review yesterday because all I would’ve been able to do was squeal about how amazing it was.
And I’m going to try not to do that today, but I’m not promising you anything 😉
Let’s start with… the acting.
Oh my gosh. The acting was amazing.
Martin Freeman did a wonderful job as Bilbo, same as the first movie.
And Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug?
His voice was so filtered that I could hardly recognize it, but gosh it was creepy.
Almost as creepy as Sherlock when he’s mad. And then Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel.
She did an amazing job, I must say, especially considering the fact that I originally hated the idea of adding in her and Legolas. But now, I’m not so sure. I was quite pleased with her character.
Except for one teeny, tiny thing.
The Kili/Legolas love triangle.
I’m perfectly fine with Peter Jackson adding in Tauriel for some female representation. I mean, goodness, look at this chart.
Tolkein really could have a done a much better job with adding more female characters, which is one reason why I liked the addition of Tauriel.
But now that I’ve seen the movie, I’ve realized that even though she did get some really cool fight scenes, she was added more for the romance than anything else.
Why can’t we just get an awesome female character without romance and love triangles in the background?
As Evangeline Lily herself said,
I liked how they began to show Bilbo’s growing attachment to the Ring, something that never really happened in the book.