The Hobbit (2012)
Second movie of the year for us, gee I have a bit of a backlog due to have been so busy at work lately. We actually saw this film a couple of weeks ago, apologies for the delay, not even sure if it's in the cinemas anymore! We have started the year watching very long movies (next one being "Les Miserables), those that you need to go over the weekend when you are chilled-out and not in a rush. I have to admit that I have not read any of the books , so my opinion is only as a mere spectator. I love fantasy books and movies but I have mixed feelings about this film. At some stages, we were a bit bored (specially at the beginning), however some other moments we found them hilarious and exciting. The photography, the landscapes & settings are captivating; excellent make-up, clothing, effects and sound, no complaints there. All characters in the film are memorable somehow, some due to the their ugly and repugnant aspect (there are not many, that beautiful lol), others due to their personality. While watching this film a few people left in the middle of it, probably because they found it a bit too long and I agree with that. It would have been much better a bit shorter, no need for so many battles all over again with different horrible creatures As I said before, I have mixed feelings about this film but it made me disconnect and dream in a way with all those fiction characters, which is a good thing. For example, the giant eagles that rescued them, made me feel as if I could be rescued , as well by one of them one of those days when you just want to escape!. If I recommend it? Well, not sure. You really have to like this type of fantasy films and of course, don't even bother watching it in a small screen (tv or computer), you have to see it in the big screen!! Sorry if I haven't helped much here.. one thing is clear, don't think we will go to see the other 2 films, geeeee to long to wait until they get their kingdom back!!