Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Hobbit (movie) review
The Hobbit is worth seeing. The opening scene in the Shire, however, is too long. Perhaps it lacks Tolkien's charm. From there, though, the pacing moves along well, and the closure is spot on. You get fully invested in Bilbo at this point. Unfortunately, a nice stumbling-upon-the-answer moment is lost, but the layered narrative (which I do not recall in The Hobbit novel--memory says it is continually within Bilbo's point of view) works well at maintaining viewer suspense. Go and enjoy.