Sunday, January 6, 2013

An Unexpected Sequel

I'm not going to write a review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, because I figure that just about anyone who reads this blog will be familiar with the story, will have seen Peter Jackson's movie adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's  Lord of the Rings, and have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

So, yeah, it's Peter Jackson, filmed in New Zealand, visually stunning, good f/x, blah, blah, blah.  Many actors in the LOTR movies reprise their roles in this one, including several who do not appear in The Hobbit at all; this movie is far more a prequel of LOTR than the book was. 

One thing I did not realize was that this is part one of a two-parter.  (Part Two:  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, release date December 13 2013.)  We agreed that, with the way all sorts of back-story was added, it was fairly necessary.
Mrs. Drang:  "I wonder if Part II is where Saruman goes over to 'The Dark Side.'"
Me: "I dunno.  He was sure talking like a Democrat..."

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