The Hobbit is finally here! I have been one of those people who have been eagerly awaiting this movie for as long as I have known it was coming out. So as I sat in the theater I couldn’t help but wonder if it was going to live up to my expectations?…they were pretty big. I had my doubts, I mean how and why were they going to turn this little book into three movies? Could I handle another three years of waiting for the end of the story like I did with the Lord of the Rings? And then the movie began…and it was wonderful! I loved every minute, and there were a lot of minutes. The cinematography was stunning. The attention to detail, of course, was amazing. The additions to the story line were appropriate and interesting and the casting and the acting were perfect. I loved seeing some old friends and the new faces blended right in. The effects are seamless. I’m sorry for the short sentences but I am just stating facts, this is the way it is and that’s that, period, no explanation needed.
If you don’t know the story line this is what it is about:
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, hired by the wizard Gandalf, sets out on a “unexpected journey” to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of 13 Dwarves to reclaim a their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug. As you might imagine during their journey they have many exciting adventures.
OK, about the 3D…did I like it? Yes I did. This is a big deal for me. I don’t usually like 3D movies, they kind of make me sick, and I was worried about this one because of the way the movie was filmed (in a higher frame rate, 48 compared to the normal 24) but everything turned out and I left the movie with my mind a bit blown and completely satisfied.
So, would I recommend this movie? Yes! Would I see it again? Yes! Will I buy it when it comes out on DVD? Yes! Safe to take the older kids? Yes. My 13 year old jumped a bit at Gollum, but the rest was fine.