Written April 26, 2015
As with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the movie ends with you wanting more... A great family movie with just a few scary thematic elements.
Written March 31, 2015
I’m a lover of all things Tolkien. I own every book he’s written. I’ve read through The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit multiple times and The Silmarillion once as well as some of his other histories. The Tuesday before The Hobbit released I read it to freshen up my memory of the book. Well there’s been a lot of digital ink spilled about the movie. A lot of the critical reviews have been negative (see Christ and Pop Culture’s Roundup for plentiful examples).
I mentioned a few times on Facebook that many of the reviews seemed to lack a basic understanding of Tolkien and the larger history of Middle-earth. Seth Abramson from none other than The Huffington Post offered a comprehensive review which included actual reasons from Tolkien’s work in defense of the movie (“Dislike Peter Jackson’s the Hobbit? Then you don’t know Tolkien”). Also, Corey Olson, Tolkien expert and creator of The Tolkien Professor podcast, gave the movie thumbs up as well (“A Take on Tolkien”). I’ll throw my hat i
Written April 19, 2015
Took the family to the 8:40pm showing last night.
The CGI in places was less than superior
There were a few places we were chuckling due to the gholam
The dragon scene seemed chaotic and lacked spirit
Some of the same effects in the "Rings" were used in the hobbit. for example, ghandolph was seated around with the dwarfs. to get their attention, he stood up, his face went dark, as well as the room.
Many of the characters were not very well developed.
There was alot of chasing and fighting, and the effects were less than supurb.
All in all, the film lacked passion and spirit. The CGI seemed rushed and slapped together, something we might expect from a lower budget film. With all the marketing hype and millions spent on advertising, this movie clearly failed to live up to expectations.
I'd rate this movie "So~So"
Written December 16, 2012
I have been a fan of The Hobbit since I was a kid - first J.R.R.T. book I read and so I have a fondness for it. The whole film looked great and I loved parts of it for the detail and faithfulness to the book. The Gollum sequence was hands-down spectacular. It's well cast, well-written but did see a bit too long. It could have been edited to tighten it up but as there are two more movies in the queue, clearly the business end of the film has taken priority to faithfully adhering to the book.
I did not care for the 48 frame digital format but it wasn't a make or break for me.
Definitely a go-see movie good for most ages.
Written August 31, 2014
It seems to be a great movie if you had liked the previous trilogy of Lord of the Rings. The movie displays great character development in Bilbo Bagins. The movie has lots of dialogue describing the origin of the dwarfs and their kings. If you're not a big fan of understanding the story behind the characters you might not be amused. However, if you're like me and love the story you will enjoy how Peter Jackson sets the scene as well as the set up for the next coming movie.