January 21, 2013
Critics are too picky
The Hobbit is not The Lord of the Rings. It is a smaller, quieter story, and the movie remembers this...to some extent. The story framework from the book is enhanced with material from The Silmarillion, which tells the backstories and side stories. Yes, there are no gory battles on the scale of Return of the King, but there are fights and hightened conflicts. The richness of the characters, fleshing out 13 dwarves who are difficult to distinguish in the book.
The one sequence that left me rolling my eyes, was the chase through the goblins halls under the Misty Mountains. i would have preferred something less grand and more believeable!
But in the end I left the theater yearning for the next two flims. Bravo Peter Jackson. Pooh, pooh critics.
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