Monday, July 22, 2013

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is part 1 of a projected trilogy of films based on a book that I didn't think could support a trilogy of long movies. Now that I've seen this one, I know that it can be done while being fairly true to the plot and characters in the book. I'm impressed and look forward to the next installments.


Slant Magazine has a critical review that still yields 3 out of 4 stars and a positive recommendation. Empire Online calls it "a treasure". thinks it's bloated. Rolling Stone closes with this:
Serkis helps turn The Hobbit into everything you wished for – a fantasy with the power to haunt your dreams. Too bad it takes the movie so damn long to get there.
Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 65%, but the audience score is 82%.

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