Friday, December 14, 2012

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Movie Review: The Hobbit

           It's a good day for the world, people, it's Friday, but more specifically, Friday December the fourteenth, and if any of you are wondering whether it's worth the trouble to go check out the new movie based on Tolkein's stories, The Hobbit, then yes, do so. Martin Freeman's acting as Bilbo Baggins, well, it was unexpectedly good, and Ian Mckellen is a good actor whenever he appears. 

Andy Serkis makes an interesting appearance too.
           The movie goes back to a similar style as to which the Fellowship of the Ring had, which had more of a fantasy feeling than the other two movies, which had more themes of warfare. It follows the tale of Bilbo Baggins, the uncle of Frodo, upon whom fate entrusts an adventure into the unknown. He follows thirteen dwarfs, including Thorin Oakenshield, who seeks to reclaim his land from Smaug the dragon, Gloin, who some know as Gimli's father, and with them also travels Gandalf the Grey. 

            I really loved this movie, you cannot imagine how much. You could feel the elements of the original children's story, and yet it had the maturity that Peter Jackson and his fellow writers, including Guillermo del Toro, have put into the script. If anything, the film's a bit long, but damn you, this is a Peter Jackson movie based on Tolkein, there's no other way to watch it. The beginning's also a bit slow, but it does have a nice buildup, one, I believe, that will continue to the end of the trilogy, and it is one end I yearn to see.

Have I forgot to mention? There is also mistery... I for one, am curious about
the Necromancer of Dol Guldur.