Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I went into The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring completely cold when it debuted in December of 2001. Hadn't read the book, hadn't seen the animated flick, I knew nothing about it other than the fact that it existed. And even without the years of history, the depth of fandom, or the weight of expectation, it was (and remains) one of the most revelatory experiences of my cinema-going life up to that time. Not only did I come away appreciating the intricate and involved fantasy world that novelist J.R.R. Tolkien had conveyed to the page, but also how effectively director Peter Jackson translated that world to the screen. Read More...


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