This week I handed the reins of the review to my friend and coworker Alice. She is a Middle Earth Scholar and Lord of the Rings fan of the highest order. Her review of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is below.
Over the past several weeks I’ve enjoyed re-watching “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, extended editions, in their full theatrical glory. I love these films and wanted to freshen my senses before stepping back into Middle Earth again. Would it look the same? Feel the same? Give off the same ethereal scent? The answer is: yes and no.
With “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” Peter Jackson has gone to great lengths to tie the ends of his epic trilogies together. The film starts on Bilbo’s one hundred and eleventieth birthday, and I suspect the last film will end in exactly the same place. This direct connection cuts like a…
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