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Friday, January 11, 2013

The Hobbit... So the journey begins!

It was with great curiosity and high hopes that I went with my wife today and watched The Hobbit. Yes, I know, this movie has been in theatres for some time now. But with life being as crazy busy as it has been for me this was my first opportunity to view this major production.

First, in answer to those who might wonder, yes, I have read the book and enjoyed it greatly. In fact, it was one of the first if not the first fantasy title I ever read. Jackson's film did not disappoint me. Yes, he added in a few elements and drew greatly from The Scilmarillion (I thought). The Hobbit is more uplifting than the Lord Of The Rings. Delightfully so. The acting was great, the special effects were amazing, and the choreography very satisfying.The violence in this movie is a bit more than in LOTR but I did not feel it was gratuitously so.

Did anyone else pick up on the moment that Galadriel gave Gandalf the ring of power?

Anyway, there is my simple review. This is a great film (but don't bring your little ones to see it).

3 comments:

Jake said...

Actually, the Silmarillion mostly concerns the Elves. Most of the extraneous content in The Hobbit came from Tolkien's other works, such as the Appendices at the end of Return of the King (the book).

Scott Appleton said...
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Storyteller SilverLoom said...

Whaaaat?! I totally missed the passing of the third ring! Thank you for pointing that out. I will be sure to look for it when I see it again.

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