Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Hobbit

(2012) ***1/2

There were definitely times Jackson captured the magic of the story, some of the effects were spectacular, and the cast is fantastic, but I did find The Hobbit slow and "padded out" in the beginning, and the whole movie was less rigorously faithful to the book than the LOTR movies were.  Mr. AC liked it better than I did; our friend who had seen the LOTR movies but hadn't read any Tolkien was fairly unimpressed and found it "silly" at times.  We saw it in regular ol' 2D; maybe the 3D version is more impressive?  Who else has seen it, and what did you think?

1 comment:

JPX said...

Your review is consistent with all the reviews I have read on this (e.g. overlong, padded, too silly, etc). I'm glad you verified that). There's still 6 more hours to the story!