Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)




Written By: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage

Did you see the Lord of the Rings? Then you know what to expect.

This film was great. The Hobbit has all the majesty of Tolkien and all the mastery of Peter Jackson. Cinematography is brilliant with deep colors and seamless movements. The characters have elaborate costumes and cinematic lines. Everything about this movie screams classic.

Now for the bad stuff…All the reasons to love this film are all the reasons to hate it.



First complaint: We’ve already seen this film… actually we’ve seen this film three times already. Most of us took one look at the Three Volumes of Lord of the Rings and said, “I’ll just read the Hobbit and call it a day.” So, its more likely that most of us know this story pretty well. Peter Jackson must feel terrible about giving away the ending before starting at the beginning.

Second complaint: The Lord of the Rings is a three-book trilogy, and The Hobbit is only one. Why do we need to make this film in three parts? Its not like you haven’t made enough money off of this francize. Do we really need to go through this again?

Third and final complaint: If you are going to split it up into three movies don’t slow down the story. For whatever reason this film kind of drags on for a long time has little symbolism compared to The Fellowship of the Ring.

No rating, you can’t go wrong with Tolkien and Jackson but we should still hold them to some standards. 

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