Monday, March 4, 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Review
Ok, I have been quiet after my viewing of the first of the trio of Hobbit movies. I wasn't sure what direction Peter Jackson was going to go. I loved the movie. It shined with his usual grand spectacle as the LOTR series did, but I am still wondering could this have been done in just the originally planned 2 films instead of 1.
I know Mr. Jackson has really added a great deal to the story. He has tapped more Tolkien works (The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales) for some great backstory related to Dol Guldur and Sauron (Cough..) I mean, The Necromancer. Radaghast's visit sets off a great controversy for the White Council and
I believe Jackson intends to show the Elvish assault on Dol Guldur to oust hum from the fortress.
The initial visage of Smaug was very pleasing and the second movie will indeed be something to see.
I give Mr. Jackson a 8.5 for this one. I love Tolkien and the entire genre, but two hours and forty five minutes for movie #1 was too much..... Another movie that I didn't want to leave, lest I miss something, but my bladder just couldn't take it...sorry.