We went to see “The Desolation of Smaug” in Norwich last week. I won't spoil it for any who have yet to see it. But I was a bit disappointed. There is a lot in the film which is not in the book, and I thought the spider sequence was a bit much [I would not say I was arachnophobic, but they terrified me. I’m glad I wasn’t watching in 3D]
There also seemed to be a lot of gratuitous decapitation. Some of the costumes were lovely though. Oddest bit? the fact that the enemy of the Hobbit [played by Martin Freeman], the Smaug dragon, is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Next week we shall see the return of Sherlock, where MF is Watson, with his friend Holmes [played by BC]. Quite bizarre!