January 26, 2013
Good movie,decent adaptation
I'm a big Tolkien fan and have read most of his books. From a movie fan perspective it was pretty good, the casting, landscapes, effects, the visuals were astonishing as with the LOTR movies. Although the I felt they overused the slapstick humor for example: the three trolls feel like the three stooges... one of them even had Curly's voice and the Gobling king, come on... and let's not get started with Radagast. So, there are some loose, but forgivable, parts However as a book adaptation I felt it could have been a lot better, like, including Radagast and the white orc... completely made up. Besides that the subtle changes they made here and there... the problem is that, in the book, Tolkien makes such a good job describing the characters, their personalities... that you know how they're supposed to look and they don't.
Anyway, if you can forgive those (not so) little creative liberties of an adaptation, it is still a good movie, a must for fans of Tolkien.
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