I just watched the Hobbit. I saw it once a few years ago but I couldn’t quite remember so I watched it again on Valentine’s Day with my wife.
I like this film.
But it was long. This film is so long! But of course, this isn’t unexpected. All the Lord of the Rings films are absurdly long. I realize that it was just the first of another trilogy, but I was really quite bummed when nothing really got resolved. I also felt like Gandalf was different from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and while it was sixty years prior, he looked older, sounded older, and acted like a crazy old man compared to the former. It was something I noticed and it distracted me from the story just a little bit.
It was however, nice to see some of the old favourites, such as Saruman and the Elf Goddess chick. The effects were also amazing, I love the way the dragon looked, even if they only show glimpses of him. The dwarves–I don’t even know how they did that. Anyway so the language is good, plot is good, spectacle is amazing, character is alright.
All that being said, I can’t wait to see “The Wrath of Smaug”!