January 7, 2013
A Must See for Fans of the Genre
I saw this movie twice now. The visuals were outstandingly, amazingly, crisp. Let me start by saying that I have never read The Hobbit but I did read LoTR and watched those three movies at least 20 times or so each That being said people that I know have read the book, said that this movie was turned into less of an adaptation of the Hobbit book and more of a prequel to the LoTR movie trilogy. It has the same characters as the book but throws in some of the (younger versions of) characters from LoTR. You'll see older Bilbo before his 111th birthday, you'll see Elrond, Saruman, Galadriel, and Frodo as well. The tone was more upbeat and comical than the LoTR series. The dwarves were hilarious and their humor fed off of each other. Gandalf was much more interesting and less dark. Perhaps he hadn't earned his title of Storm Crow yet. Lots of action, great 3D, 3 hours long, laughs-a-plenty, not very true to the book, definitely a must see for you fans.
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