The Hobbit & The Demon


Some interesting reflections on the latest Hobbit film.


A small film was released late last year: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – you may not have heard of it. It’s basically about a group of short, angry men trying to get their money back from a bully. They get help from an even shorter man, and old man, and Orlando Bloom.

OK, maybe that’s not the best synopsis ever, but I’m going to assume you know the film that I’m talking about.

I attended a midnight screening of Desolation (one of the 9 that were available in my hometown!) and enjoyed it – far more than the first Hobbit film. It had a more coherent and singular style, plus a lot more story development.

Instead of putting up a review, I want to take a look at one of the major themes in the film. Just like LOTR, the book which this film is based on was…

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