Drawing the Hobbit

A Pilgrim in Narnia

Hobbit 2012 movie posterI am ashamed to admit I have yet to see Peter Jackson’s first installment of The Hobbit, and it has been out for four days. The purists among my colleagues, blogmates, and digital friends are horrified at Jackson’s adaptation. Many of them are still angry about The Lord of the Rings, which they felt betrayed Tolkien’s artistry, majesty, and, ultimately, his agency. I am a member of a sleepy little myth listserve which has now lit up with Jackson and anti-Jackson debate. I’ve avoided it–not wanting to spoil the movie. But as one member entitled his post, “Can one spoil a film that is so rotten?”, I think I know the purist consensus thus far.

Honestly, though, I loved The Lord of the Rings. I have read the books numerous times and watch the movies every Christmas break. I thought his treatment of Hobbiton was marvelous, and I revel in…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

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