Movie review: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Over the Christmas break, we went to the movies and saw “The Hobbit.” I enjoyed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and have so many wonderful memories of seeing the three films in the theater with good friends – the first two when we were living in England, the last one when we had moved back to the States.
A part of me just wanted to revisit that magical world that Peter Jackson created. We were not disappointed. It made me want to be a hobbit, living in that tranquil Shire – and for those nearly three hours (which didn’t feel like three hours, I should add), I was transported. It felt like a reunion seeing those familiar faces from the “Lord of the Rings” again. Elijah Wood. Ian McKellan. Cate Blanchett. Gollum. And places like Rivendell and all of its glorious waterfalls.
* Sigh *
If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s still in theaters!
And I hope you have a wonderful three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! I’ll see you back here on Tuesday!
Posted on 18, January 2013, in Film and tagged films, lord of the rings, movies, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
You’re rather gracious in your remarks, and I don’t see the justification. Remove Gandalf from from this farce and all you have is a film about about dwarfs against a dragon. Maybe throw in a damsel in distress and poof, a cinderella story even. Sorry, this did not live up to expectations, maybe it still will but I’m not holding my breath. I hope I’m wrong.
Aw, sorry to hear it was a let down! I dread any movie that is nearly three hours and so was very pleasantly surprised to not be looking at my watch every so often – despite the simple premise of a story about dwarves against a dragon!
It didn’t let me down, it just didn’t meet expectations. This round of LOTR is probably more suited(or aimed at!) for a younger audience. The first 3 were quite bloody, this time around it’s just plain old fun. Okay, if we consider that this is transpiring in a lengthy phase of peace and properity then it make sense..noone running around cutting heads off, are they? Even the orcs are kinda friendly(comical!). Did you like the first 3?
Yeah, it is a kinder, gentler Tolkien this time around! I loved the first LOTR the most – the last was my least favorite (Overly long and too many substories that needed to be wrapped up.) I think I generally sentimentalize the experience of going to see these movies (it was such a big occasion with some groups of our friends!) and that time in my life, rather than the movies themselves! How did you like the first 3?