Review of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

The-Hobbit-PosterWhat a letdown! Peter Jackson’s long-awaited follow-up to his phenomenally successful “Lord of the Rings” franchise nearly one decade ago is a plodding, meandering, epic fail. Jackson has taken J.R.R. Tolkien’s 310 page children’s novel, “The Hobbit,” and stretched it to what will eventually be about a nine-hour trilogy over the next few Christmases. The result is akin to pressing a glob of Silly Putty on the text and stretching it to about three times the length that it should be.

To be fair, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is not without merit. With at least 15 years of practice, Jackson has managed to fully convey the spectacle of what the magic land of Middle-earth would look like in real-life according to Tolkien. It is a world filled with lush green meadows, all sorts of mythic characters made up of gnomes, elves, sprites, dwarves and trolls, and where imminent danger…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

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