Review by Logan
“What have we done?”
Those were the last words we heard from Bilbo in the doom-stricken finale to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It seemed at the time a brilliant place to end the second film of The Hobbit trilogy. It left us a cliffhanger for the next film, further emphasized the amazing presence of Smaug that Peter Jackson had accomplished, and all in all just felt like an epic conclusion to what had been a quite rocky road at times, almost redeeming itself in its conclusion.
In deciding to become a regular reviewer of films, there are some things that quickly become clear that film critics know that the general audiences doesn’t usually care much about. One of those things is ample knowledge of directors. It’s a bit of a feather in the cap if you can speak intelligently with another movie-lover about directors, their tendencies, their shortcomings, etc. We don’t pretend to be professional critics by any means, but we do have some directors we always look forward to seeing.