The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies

I feel the Hobbit series has become more of a point of contention for me, specifically directed at the rest of the world who seems to be dismissive of the entire series. One of the largest arguments I have made for the past three years is that Peter Jackson’s followup to Lord of the Rings, while not to the same caliber as it, is a decent enough fantasy film series that not only fulfills its role as an adaptation but works its way into setting the tone and stage for…

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The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

the hobbit - the desolation of smaug

I am very defensive of the Hobbit films. In fact, I will probably spend this holiday season arguing with friends and loved ones about my affection for this epic rendition of a 1937 children’s book. This attitude is due, in part, because I found myself immensely enjoying Peter Jackson’s attempt to retell the classic fantasy story while watching so many glaring flaws. The Hobbit will always be a case with many holes and, unlike its predecessor, is going to be won with passion. My defense comes against a wave of…

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The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey

Yes. I know I am still rounding out 90’s fantasy movies but this is different. This is something special. With the release of The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson’s second part in the massive retelling of The Hobbit, I thought it would be fitting to watch the first film, An unexpected Journey again. I mean, what else am I doing? It is the holiday season after all and what better way to spend it than in Middle Earth with dwarves, hobbits, wizards, and wargs? Also, I feel it is necessary…

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