Couch Potato Club Review: The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey

It seems expectations for The Hobbit were set at an unattainable level by many, setting the movie up to fail from the start. It gets an unfair shake by being overly compared to Lord of the Rings. Yeah yeah, it’s a prequel to the franchise, you say, so it should be compared. So, I’ll explain. Lord of the Rings is considered one of the best trilogies of all-time, which has only gained esteem over the years due to the devoted sentiment of its fan base. Some would even put it above the Star Wars trilogy (I’m not taking a stance there and opening up that can of worms right now). Thus, with The Hobbit coming afterwards, it is expected to be bigger and better. Held up to such fanboy standards heightened by nostalgic reverence, The Hobbit has no choice but to be a disappointment. But, if allowed to stand on its own merit, The Hobbit can be so much more.

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aDDicteD1887d ago

the hobbit is a great addition to the LOTR franchise, it is nice to see lots of cameos from other characters from the original installment. the story proves to be another great epic adventure journey in middle earth and just like the first trilogy this new trilogy might become better in the following sequels.

Hergula1886d ago

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was a great film and definetly enjoyable. While I didnt like the over-use of the CGI, as thats what made LOTR so great was that most uruk-hai and orcs were actually people under make-up, it felt authentic.

The Hobbit is incredible though, Thorin Oakenshield reminds me of Aragorn and Martin Freeman is a good Bilbo, so far. Gollum is just aces. The directing was fine but the overall acting from the cast, was pretty spectacular.

Sahil1878d ago

Seeing the Rivendell castle makes me want to build it on the top of Mount Everest.
I will make sure this dream of mine will come true, I know it will take a lot of money, but I will re-create this awesome place. :D