The Hobbit Reviews
More focused on the simplicity of its source material rather than letting the mythology and themes sink in, The Hobbit is nevertheless a sincere attempt at bringing Tolkien's classic novel to the screen.
Nothing, and no one looks anything like probably more than half of the people who read the book thought it would look like..., smaug's head looks like a dogs head, bilbo looks like a freak, and the orcs, goblins, and dwarves just look plain old stupid........ I REALLY regret saying this but I hated watching it even once......sorry
(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
The animation in here is pretty good, for seventies standards that is, but the coloring on the characters seemed to be a bit off at times. Take for example the beard on the dwarves and Gandalf, there are scenes where the lines of their faces don't really match up with the color doesn't seem to know where to begin. I was a little disappointed with the other 12 dwarves in here and that is because they all come off as being cowardly. I mean how are you supposed to take back your mountain from a fire breathing dragon if you cannot fight off orcs in a cave? The music is quite poetic, but I can't help but think about Lemmiwinks traveling up Mr. Slave's ass every time this music is being played. The voice acting in here is fairly well done, especially from Smuag & Gollum who both kind of gave me the chills a bit. The battle were a little disappointing, to say the least, because every time one breaks out and someone gets killed the movie makes this odd freeze frame transition where the orcs or spiders just transition wipe out of the screen. Overall, it is an okay cartoon flick for its time and if you have any kids who do not want to sit through nine hours of Peter Jackson's work then this is the film for you and the little ones.