Saturday, March 02, 2013

The Hobbit. Meh.

By some miracle, hubs and I got to go to a movie sans little man during the holiday season. What a pity we wasted the opportunity on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

We chose The Hobbit because we loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies and because it seemed like a film we'd want to see on the big screen. And it wasn't completely bad. I guess. We hadn't done any research on the film before going to the theatre, and I was very disappointed at the end of the movie to learn that it wasn't complete. Not only that, Peter Jackson is going to stretch this ONE book (Tolkien's The Hobbit is only 300-ish pages.) into THREE movies. (Cha-ching much?)

As I mentioned, while I didn't think the movie was terrible in and of itself, I don't think I'll be back to see the following two movies in the trilogy.


Dan O. said...

Good review Nicole. While I have some issues with the overuse of CG and some truly bad one-liners, it's so darn good to have more Tolkien movies that are so much fun and beautiful, who really gives a crap?

Nicole Bradshaw said...

I *am* really impressed with what Peter Jackson has done to bring the Tolkien stories to a huge, worldwide audience. (And I hope New Zealand is writing him a big check, too, as his films have been some of the best tourism marketing they've ever had!)