My [rating: 3]
Synopsis: Based on the actual first book of the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins’ fateful journey that took him across Middle Earth with a band of misplaced dwarves to retake The Lonely Mountain. This is the journey that explains how the One Ring came into Bilbo’s possession. The One Ring, that changed the face of Middle Earth 60 years later.
Biggs’ Review: I didn’t venture out into the theaters to see this movie mainly because I couldn’t fathom how Peter Jackson managed to turn one book into three movies. I suspected (and still do) that he is just trying to squeeze out every last dime he can from The Lord of the Rings franchise. Be that as it may, I am glad that I got around to seeing The Hobbit. Overall, it was still a pretty good movie. I did feel like it didn’t quite have the same “epic” quality the other movies had. Granted it could be that its been close to 20 years since I have read the book.
The music, as always, was fantastic, which is what I have always enjoyed about the movie versions of this franchise. Obviously, the books are always better so I would recommend reading the book if you haven’t already. I’m not sure if I will actually buy this movie (or movies when the final two are available) but I’d say its worth checking out if you want something LOTR-esque.