The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit 2

★★☆☆ – (2013) – Varying Middle Earth inhabitants quest for a stone once stolen by a fearful dragon. An overblown assortment of long speeches, last minute rescues, uneven humor, and ridiculously choreographed action. Visually impressive, but the characters haven’t grown since the previous film, which only adds to the emptiness.

Bugged

Bugged

★★½☆ – (1997) – Exterminators attempt to eradicate larger than usual insects. Cheap to the point where many cinematic liberties are cut, especially in regards to F/X and a climactic explosion. Still, what occurs is often funny, fast moving, and inventive.