Saturday, January 4, 2014


Goodyear AZ (Low 40 Partly Cloudy High 69)

We finally got to see "The Hobbitt: The Desolation of Smaug".

It was a good movie with lots of action. You really get to know the characters in trilogies, this being the 2nd movie based on the book "The Hobbitt" by JRR Tolkien. The good thing about the two Hobbitt movies so far and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is that you don't need to read the books before you see them, in fact neither one of us has read any of Tolkien's books. It is a movie we can recommend.

We got to talking about how the movies we have been watching lately, or want to see in the future, seem to be of the genre of the Hobbitt movies, or Marvel comics, or Hunger Games. What we would call regular movies with human stories just haven't been that good lately. We're hoping that changes with "Saving Mr. Banks" which we plan to see next.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. I just can't get into any Sci-Fi movies. Now Saving Mr. Banks looks like a good movie.

  2. Loved "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and love sci-fi movies. And I love Peter Jackson and his staff for having the imagination to bring the books to life. Peter Jackson is the perfect person to making movies of Tolkein's books. I have read them all. His depiction of the characters is so close to what my I imagined when I read them. Excellent movies, all of them.