Arninja’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have been slacking with logging movies here. I've also been quite busy...
With the new hobbit movie in theaters, me and my girlfriend decided the rewatch the older ones starting with the first.
I just love Martin Freeman in this role... His typical way of acting, is just suited for this character... the fact that it isn't an action actor, makes his sluggish action scenes so much better. I find him a better hobbit (character wise) than Frodo (played by Elijah Wood).
That said is the hobbit a film that is just too long. The only thing that restrains me from giving the full 5 stars is that the singing dwarves (although an important part of the book) is a bit too much, too long and not really contributing towards the plot. They could have done that in about 25 minutes and the film would be a lot better.
Nevertheless, this is a great watch for every fantasy fan!