Posted on 1/17/13 09:22 AM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 10 Scale Rating: 7.5 (Very Good) ...
The Good: As with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you can tell that Jackson loves this story and put his all into it. It feels good to return to Middle Earth and there is a certain sense of nostalgia. The tone and setting are perfect and the film is a perfect adaptation of the novel.
The Bad: I was dubious about this being made into a trilogy and my fears were justified. Jackson tried way too hard to stretch this out and fit it into three lengthy films. So much extra information is crammed into the movie that it messes with the pacing. A few of the CGI scenes came across as cartoony.