February 3, 2013
Tolkien anything, gotta love it.
What can I say, as a 45+ Tolkien, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro fan. this was a treat for all of my senses and sensibilities, as I believe it to be for fans and non-fans, young and old. Granted, creative licenses were taken; and how could they not be? Perspective was needed in relation to the previous Jackson/Tolkien trilogy, and if not for those prior viewers, then for those poor souls who've yet to enjoy The Hobbit text. Lavish story enhancing embellishment leant only to drive the plot and deepened entertainment values. These were smartly executed, brilliantly edited, and actor/action portrayals were spot on, including those never seen before characters, especially CGI which makes, as in prior films, a huge contribution to bringing this beloved adventure to life. Bravissimo.
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