I know that I am bit late with the viewing of this movie but I just saw it and it was amazing for the most part.
Let me begin….I actually loved everything about this movie, the movie had more comedic relief than its counterparts. The Hobbit is a prequel to The Lord of Rings trilogy so as you know you will not see some of your favourite characters in this movie. Some critics have said that Peter Jackson has dumbed the franchise but I disagree.
The Hobbit is based on a young Bilbo Baggins who lives his peaceful little “hole” in the community of the Shire. He is witty as well as very attached to his belongings and does not take a liking to unwanted guests to his house. He meets Gandalf the grey who introduces him to the thirteen dwarves including Thorin who is the prince and obvious leader of the group. A hobbit, a wizard and thirteen dwarves set out an unexpected journey that they all have to go through to reach their goal.
I don’t want wish to spoil the rest of you who have not seen it.
Was Gandalf more badass or what? I would have to say he kicked a lot of orcs and goblins in this movie. This is not to say that he was not in Lord of the Rings. He seemed more humorous especially with Bilbo at the beginning. Was there love interest between him and Galadriel in this movie? If you have read the book, please let me know. I love the chemistry he had with dwarves and trying to convince Thorin that pride could even lead to your downfall or victory in a time of need ( He did not actually say this, this is my personal opinion).
The only issue I have with this is that it did not have be in 3D. Most of the scenes would have been without it. I understand Peter Jackson wanted to use this 3D rave on this movie since he did not get a chance to produce this in Lord of the Rings Trilogy. After 3 hours of that (excluding credits) my eyes began to hurt. He should have stuck to the 2D viewing.
Was it just me or did all the returning actors seemed younger in the movie? I mean look Frodo who is played by Elijah Wood, now he hasn’t aged a day! Some other notable characters such as Saruman, Elrond and Galadriel did not even look their age. The wonders of make up and lighting or maybe it’s just good genetics.
Most of the dwarves except Thorin were barely notable to me except that they brought comedic relief to the movie as well as the interaction between them and Bilbo was hilarious. I did not laugh as much in the Lord of the Rings except when Legolas and Gimli as well as Merry and Pippin had their moments.
How can I forget of the infamous Gollum. He definitely looked much better in terms of emotional expressions towards Bilbo and their play time of riddles. This was another scene that I found to be very entertaining. Andy Serkis did another fantastic job for his outstanding role once again in this movie. Every scene from arguing with his other self to trying to figure out what each riddle answer was….
I would have to say I would give The Hobbit a 9.5/10.
What do you think of the Hobbit?
Do you think that it brought justice to the novel?
Do you wish to see upcoming movies for the franchise in 3D?
Would you watch again?
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