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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit Movie Poster
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The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) movies were a big success and as a result fans everywhere have been clamouring for years that Peter Jackson (Director of LOTR) should make a movie of the prequel to Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit.
At first it seemed that the movie would never get made. Peter Jackson was embroiled in a legal battle with New Line. The chairman of the movie studio said of the movie: “[not] during my watch”.
Finally in 2007 the studio and Peter Jackson sorted out their shit and the go ahead was given to make three movies based on the book. It was great news for all of us, except for one small thing – As a book, The Hobbit was really short. How on (middle)earth are they going to stretch a thin little book like that out over three movies?
Last night I had the opportunity to see the Hobbit. Excitedly my fiancé and I settled in the cinema and waited for the movie to start.
The movie starts off slowly enough with the first scenes stretched to breaking point. From there it gets dark and the next thing I know, it is the end of the movie. Me AND my fiancé slept through the whole movie.
So that was their plan the whole time. Make the movies impossibly long and boring.
The last scene of the movie that I actually got to see was wall-to-wall action and very impressive but I just don’t think I will able to sit through the whole movie in one sitting, The Hobbit does not translate to three full length movies all the well.
~Spoiler Alert~
When shit is about to get real for Gandalf and the dwarfs, Gandalf calls a bunch of gigantic eagles to sweep down from the skies to pick them up and carry them to safety. So the question - Why does Gandalf not call the eagles at the start of the movie? They could have settled this whole quest of theirs in 5 minutes.

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