A few weekends ago, the hubby and I decided to go see "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
I had been highly anticipating this movie, mainly because I am a huge fan of LOTR, and since Peter Jackson was the director, I figured it would definitely be worth seeing on the big screen.
Since I didn't get to see it opening weekend, I heard all of the buzz on the radio, read some reviews that had been posted online, and talked to a few friends that had already seen it. People said different things: it was slow; it wasn't as good as LOTR; go in a little under-whelmed and you'll enjoy it just fine; it's great; lots of filler; etc....
So, I went in being pretty impartial and unbiased about the whole flick. With all of that being said, here's what I thought....
I REALLY enjoyed this movie. The pace of the movie wasn't slow, for me at least, and I thought it was just as good as "Fellowship of the Ring." It was more comical than any of the LOTR movies, which made for a very entertaining experience.
The cinematography in this movie was completely up to parr with the other LOTR flicks. They are visually/musically stunning, and I really get caught up in the beauty of movies like these. This one was no exception.
I was pretty impressed with the casting in this movie as well. Martin Freeman did an OUTSTANDING job as Bilbo. I absolutely loved his potrayal of the character! All of the actors potraying the dwarf characters did a phenomenal job as well. And, of course, Ian McKellan playing Gandalf is always a win/win. Putting all of them together made for an exceptional movie that really brought Tolkien's novel alive!
I don't like to give a lot away when doing these "move reviews" because I don't want to ruin anything for anyone that is planning on seeing it...but trust me when I say it is definitely worth a viewing on the big screen. It is very entertaining! :-)
I am not sure three separate movies is entirely necessary in this case, considering the book is rather small, but, I am looking forward to the next installment. I am glad it's already under a year away!! :-)
There you have it. So, if you liked LOTR, or just like going to the movies, I think you'll enjoy this one. Go see for yourselves. :-)
Happy Monday, peeps!
Happy Monday, peeps!