December 18, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Country: USA / New Zealand

Review: Nine years after “The Lord of the Rings”, Peter Jackson returns with another trilogy based on a Tolkien's novel. The first part of “The Hobbit” is visually intense and puts a lot of energy on the screen, but stays a few steps behind any movie from the first trilogy. The formulas need urgently to be recycled. The characters are not surprising anymore and the plot insists on the same kind of dangers, battles and conclusions. Even the humor worked so sparingly that becomes forgettable in the end. The imagery by itself isn’t enough to handle a movie, and it seems that Peter Jackson relied too much in this aspect, simply forgetting to put some spice on the rest. Hereupon, my expectations for the sequel are very low, making me believe that it won’t be much different from the insubstantiality presented in this one. Let's wait and see...

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