ByJanna Dk MacDonald-Walsh, writer at
Both known and forgotten horror films of the 20th Century
Janna Dk MacDonald-Walsh

Going into this I was actually kind of excited, considering how much I liked the film from last year. The Hobbit has taken on the tradition of breaking one book up into multiple parts for the movie, however, Peter Jackson took it past two parts and divided it into three. While I think the film was extremely well done, I question whether there needed to be a third film. The Hobbit, unlike The Lord of the Rings series, was only one book and it wasn't very long. Some character's and back stories were even added to the film to make it longer. The biggest problem I had with the film was that there was huge gaps where almost nothing happened, and it was attack after attack. I didn't find there was a lot of interaction between the characters except at the beginning, this bothers me because of the giant build up at the end of the second on with Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). I even felt that Bilbo's (Martin Freeman) character was underplayed in the story despite the fact that he was suppose to be the main character. Getting back on point, the film was great for what it was, and how little of the book they had left to work with. I truly do think this film does rival with the last Lord of the Rings film in terms of directing, acting and special effects. Unfortunately, I don't see the The Hobbit walking with Best Picture like Return of the King did, but I would like to see it nominated anyway. Truly a great film to end the series, even if i think the film should have been combined with the first and second, rather than have it as a stand alone film. I would normally say I can't wait to see what will happen next, but we already have that series. Awesome film, check it out if you haven't already.


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