I couldn’t quite tell what American Hustle was from the trailers, but Jennifer Lawrence looked stunning so I knew I had to see it ;). Early on the movie seemed a little dry but once things got going it got really interesting and I felt invested in the characters. The climax and conclusion are absolutely thrilling and I’m certainly glad we watched it.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was another great thrill ride. Unfortunately the movie is long, and I feel like they could’ve easily trimmed it down by at least half an hour. The scenery in the movie is incredibly breathtaking and there are plenty of laughs on the journey courtesy of the dwarves. The movie ends quite abruptly and the year long wait for the final installation will be painful (Unfortunately I’ll be deployed when the final movie comes out so the wait will be even longer!).
I was never a huge fan of the first Anchorman (or any Will Ferrell movie for that matter) but I can say I enjoyed Anchorman 2. Again, this is another movie that was longer than it should’ve been. Some of the plot could’ve easily been tossed out and the movie would’ve still been enjoyable. Regardless the climatic moment full of hilarious cameos was well worth the wait and provided some of the best laughs in the movie.