Friday, December 14, 2012

Oh no... Reviews of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Has anybody here seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey yet?

I'm usually skeptical about movie reviewers, but I really don't want to sit through a movie filled with just one fight scene after the next, especially since the book only had like, what, two fight scenes?

Apparently, the movie has some great set pieces, and stunning visuals. Unfortunately, as I guessed, in order to make the Hobbit into a trilogy he had to put in a lot of filler.

Please don't let this be like another Star Wars prequel. I don't want to relive that moment, while sitting in a theater watching the pod race in The Phantom Menace, when I searched my feelings and it dawned on me:

I'm bored. I'm bored during a Star Wars movie. No... No... It's not true. That's impossible!

All right, a bit melodramatic but I don't want my memories of the LotR movies marred by the Hobbit, like the Star Wars prequels did for episodes IV, V. and VI.


  1. I can think of a few fight scenes in the book, though it's been a long time since I read it:
    1. goblins
    2. wargs
    3. something with Beorn, maybe
    4. spiders
    5. Smaug
    6. Battle of five armies
    So, 2 battle scenes per movie, with the best two in the last one. It seems like a 2-parter might have been more appropriate.

  2. I enjoyed the movie. It doesn't take itself too serious, but is fun. There are a couple eye rolling moments but it is supposed to be more childish in nature, so I can accept them. It is a fun movie that makes for a pleasant afternoon at the movie theater. I would recommend it.

  3. Good. A couple of others have also told me it was a decent movie. I'm glad my initial fears aren't founded.


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