December 15, 2012
"The Hobbit" is a fun entertainment, not the epic sweep of the LOTR movies, at least not in "An Unexpected Journey", we'll have to see how epic the other movies in the series go. But it's definitely worth seeing, especially if you're a Tolkien fan. There is a lot of stuff that's not in the book which was added from unpublished Tolkien material and from the appendices at the backs of the books. They also made Thorin into a jerk, which I hope will change in the next two movies.
As usual, the New Zealand settings and the cinematography are breathtaking.
Little kids would probably be frightened by the Orcs, the Trolls, and the Goblins, but older kids will enjoy it, though it is about 2 1/2 hours long. But from my point of view, it didn't feel that long.
I give "The Hobbit" 8.5 out of 10 stars.
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