Arthur's Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A rather disappointing return to middle earth. It's not necessarily bad, just very slow and feels likes its trying to hard to connect itself to The Lord of the Rings. The additional scenes felt very unimportant and added very little to overall story. Honestly it does get really good after leaving Rivendell but that was about at the 2 hour mark! But when it finally gets to the action that was actually in the book it gets very good. The best was of the fleeing from the goblins and killing of the goblin king and the riddles in the dark battle between Bilbo and Gollum. But overall felt overstuffed and mostly unnecessary, but if you love the world of Tolkien you'll love this, if not probably it'll come as an utter bore. Hopefully the next movie will be better since most of the action happens after all the events in this movie. But overall you have to question the logic of making this into three, 3 hour movies. Probably don't see a need to revisit this movie.