The first film in The Hobbit trilogy was entertaining but suffered from a bloated and overlong run time that didn’t have a whole lot of interesting things happening. The sequel, The Desolation of Smaug fixes pretty much every problem that the first one had. It is still excessively long, but this time the nearly three hour run time packed with far more content interesting content than the first one. Visually the sequel has also improved. The high frame rate technology looks much better this time around, making the amazing special effects very crisp and clear. The action scenes are also improved this time making for a much more exciting movie. The second Hobbit film also has possibly one of the greatest movie dragons of all time in the form of Smaug who is created through some of the best special effects since Gollum from The original Lord of The Rings trilogy. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is extremely enjoyable and a much needed uprade from the first film. Go see it.