The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Plot: Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarf company continue their quest to reclaim the dwarf kingdom of Erebor, which has been taken over by the dragon Smaug.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 74%
Critic Consensus: “While still slightly hamstrung by “middle chapter” narrative problems and its formidable length, The Desolation of Smaug represents a more confident, exciting second chapter for the Hobbit series”
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
Starring: Tyler Perry, Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford
Directed by: Tyler Perry
Plot: Madea accompanies a friend to the country when she visits her daughter and her boyfriend’s country fried family.
RT Freshness: N/A
Critic Consensus: N/A