I had mixed feelings before watching this movie. The Hobbit book was so much smaller than Lord of the Rings and I know they have made three movies out of it. How, I was thinking? Yes, there were extra bits in there. It has been a long time since I read ‘The Hobbit”, but I have a very long memory.
Without giving out any spoilers, this was very true to Tolkien all the way through. I wouldn’t say it was as good as Lord of the Rings, but it is only a gnat’s whisker behind. Amazing cinamaography and of course, the return of the wonderful Gollem. The sound quality could have been better for me, but there again, I was watching a DVD and not a full screen projection. That was my choice as I find I always get stuck behind huge and fidgety people, who cause enormous distraction. This is why I now prefer to watch movies at home.
Would I recommend this? Oh yes, in a heartbeat. I will be looking forward to the next ones. Hope I don’t have to wait too long.