I just came back from a moviedate with my husband, an early birthdaygift. We went to see the Hobbit – an unexpected journey. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers as much as I could and have read no reviews.
I have one negative thing to say about this movie. The other people at the cinema sucked. One spoke in the intro. Several went back and forth, (pee before the movie,nimrods!) and one broke the cardinal sin of movie theaters – not only forgetting to silence or turn off their phone, but ANSWERING IT. I was *this* close to shushing everyone at one point. Not to forget the twats checking facebook mid-movie. I mean come ON.
And there it is. I’ve heard negative comments in passing (well, seen in scrolling, actually, but you know) about it not being true enough to the book. Maybe it wasn’t. It’s been a few years since I read the book – and I was happy with that afterwards. The things I remembered best from the book was like I remembered them, when the dwarves first come to the Shire, and Gollum. The rest – I thought if nothing else, it’s a perfect supplement to the Tolkienverse we know from the Lord of the Rings movies.
I loved it. I held my breath a few times it was exciting and breathtaking and fun and I cannot wait till the next comes out! The fightscenes were a bit hard to find a place to fix my eyes on but that’s not just in this – combat scenes are too swift for me in general.
..and of course the cosplayerpart of me is now of course contemplating not if I should cosplay a dwarf – but which one. I am thinking Thorin Oakenshield would be awesome, but Bombur might be the one I ultimatey choose. Thorins armour would be lots of hard work, there’s no doubt about that. All in all it’s a magnificent piece of film. I can’t WAIT to see Smaug more. The animations and cg and voice of Andy Serkiss, brilliant. And Martin Freeman keeps impressing me in everything he does. The costumers and setmakers need HUGE kudos. For Rivendell especially. I could rant about this for another five paragraphs or so, but I think you get the jist. If you haven’t seen it – do it. I realized afterwards that I’d gotten a slight headache (due to the 3D I guess?) but SO worth it.
Full marks for the Hobbit!