December 17, 2012
It's like Star Wars episode I
If you read the book, The Hobbit is a wonderfully engaging fairy tale set in Middle Earth, full of adventure, magic, faerie folks, monsters, and epic deeds. The Lord of the Rings is a deep, involved tragedy, also set in Middle Earth, with some of the same characters, taking place after the events told in The Hobbit.
Peter Jackson has recast The Hobbit as a direct prequel of LOTR. He's drawn from his own imagination, and from the various other story sources for Middle Earth like the Appendices of LOTR, and the Silmarillion to flesh out a more suspenseful story line. In short, he changed it.
This has the effect of making the LOTR movies like Episodes 4, 5, and 6 of Star Wars, and now this movie is Episode 1. Complete with Jar Jar Binks, aka Radagast the Brown. Radagast is a bumbling fool with a birds nest under his hat and the associated bird pooh dribbling down his face, driving a sled pulled by talking rabbits. It's Stupid.
Overall, fun movie, but it's NOT The Hobbit I loved.
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