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December 12, 2013 9:00 AM

‘Desolation of Smaug’: Bigger thrills and an awesome dragon

Even fans of last year’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” had to admit there were problems. There was still much to admire about Peter Jackson’s return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, but it wasn’t up to the standards he had set for himself with his “Lord of the Rings” adaptations. Apparently, he was saving all his energy for “The Desolation of Smaug.”

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