The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ★★★

What bugged me:

The high frame rate
The dialogue scenes that cut way to quickly
Tons of throwaway, "explain the plot" dialogue (Nearly worthless half hour spent at Rivendell)
The uncanny CGI white orc
The forest that totally looked like a set
The prevailing idea that any shot that moves is a good shot
The attempt at revisiting Gandalf's "badass deep voice thing" which sounded laughably pathetic

What pleased me:
The dwarves were nearly perfect
Any excuse to see those sweeping landscapes
The Riddles in the Dark scene
The goblin chase scene
The ending sequence

It's no LOtR, but I wasn't as disappointed as I expected to be. And it may just have justified 3 parts. Maybe. I still like the 1977 version much better.

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